A novel approach of dynamic, non-contact measurement of joint parameters using the planar Vestibular Dynamic Inclinometer (pVDI) is proposed in this paper. The gravity-invariant planar Vestibular Dynamic Inclinometer (pVDI) is a non-contact sensor that consists of symmetrically placed four dual-axis accelerometers and one tri-axial gyroscope. The deployment of the non-contact sensor is strategic and need not be at the joints. The paper proposes measurement of joint parameters — base angle, joint angle, angular velocity and angular acceleration, that are independent of integration errors/drift.

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