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Characterization of Elastic Polymer-Based Smart Insole and a Simple Foot Plantar Pressure Visualization Method Using 16 Electrodes

Wangjoo Lee, Seung-Hyeon Hong, Hyun-Woo Oh
2018 Sensors  
In this paper, we propose a smart insole for inexpensive plantar pressure sensing and a simple visualizing scheme.  ...  The pressure sensitivity and time response of the material was measured and based on the 16 sensing data of the smart insole, we virtually extended the frame size for continuous and smoothed pressure distribution  ...  Figure 1 . 1 (a) FlexinFit pressure sensor, (b) Samsung's smart insole. Figure 2 . 2 Structure of the polymer-based smart insole.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19010044 fatcat:gkmxzdierzenrinb3yv5gud76a

Smart Socks and In-Shoe Systems: State-of-the-Art for Two Popular Technologies for Foot Motion Analysis, Sports, and Medical Applications

Andrei Drăgulinescu, Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu, Gabriela Zincă, Doina Bucur, Valentin Feieș, Dumitru-Marius Neagu
2020 Sensors  
The proposed methods are reviewed for smart sock use in special medical applications, for gait and foot pressure analysis.  ...  The first one is representative of textile-based systems, whereas the second one is one of the most used pressure sensitive insole (PSI) systems that is used as an alternative to smart socks.  ...  Biocompatible electrodes were used, based on HPe (hybrid polymer electrolyte), instead of previous solutions, based on pre-gelled electrodes that could be used only once and produced skin redness.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20154316 pmid:32748872 pmcid:PMC7435916 fatcat:l2fboahaafg2vchy5bg6mnu4ne

Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors in Healthcare Applications: A Comprehensive Review

Arnaldo G. Leal-Junior, Camilo A.R. Diaz, Letícia M. Avellar, Maria José Pontes, Carlos Marques, Anselmo Frizera
2019 Sensors  
This review paper shows the feasibility of using POF sensors in healthcare applications and, due to the aforementioned advantages, it is possible to envisage a further widespread use of such sensors in  ...  A plethora of healthcare applications are discussed, which include movement analysis, physiological parameters monitoring, instrumented insoles, as well as instrumentation of healthcare robotic devices  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Sensors 2019, 19, 3156  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19143156 pmid:31323734 pmcid:PMC6679278 fatcat:6dsakjabgbborbtxdzjfnzbfli

Piezoresistive Sensors Fabricated with Conductive Textiles for Monitoring the Step Rate with Read-Out Electronics and Wireless Connection to a Smart Watch

Lorenzo Capineri
2015 Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering  
The advantage of a customize graphical user interface on the display of the smart watch allowed easy monitoring of the step rate from the average pressure variation on the sensorized insole during walking  ...  The paper demonstrates that this sensor technology can be used to design different types of piezoresistive sensors with multiple elements to record dynamically the spatial distribution of foot pressure  ...  A review of different sensor technologies for monitoring the foot plantar pressure has been published [13, 14] and silicon based piezoresistive sensors are mentioned, in the later published work it is  ... 
doi:10.4172/2329-9568.1000124 fatcat:6elhjr63vbf75eppixyqfwrzy4

Hierarchical Honeycomb-Structured Electret/Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Biomechanical and Morphing Wing Energy Harvesting

Kai Tao, Zhensheng Chen, Haiping Yi, Ruirong Zhang, Qiang Shen, Jin Wu, Lihua Tang, Kangqi Fan, Yongqing Fu, Jianmin Miao, Weizheng Yuan
2021 Nano-Micro Letters  
Attributed to the excellent elastic property of self-rebounding honeycomb structure, the flexible and transparent h-TENG can be easily pressed, bent and integrated into shoes for real-time insole plantar  ...  Herein, a honeycomb-inspired triboelectric nanogenerator (h-TENG) is proposed for biomechanical and UAV morphing wing energy harvesting based on contact triboelectrification wavy surface of cellular honeycomb  ...  Therefore, it has a great potential to be used for self-powered insole plantar pressure mapping and tactile imaging.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40820-021-00644-0 pmid:34138353 pmcid:PMC8110617 fatcat:v4bhw3ofxfd3lozjsdiknyhg3m

Gait Analysis Using Wearable Sensors

Weijun Tao, Tao Liu, Rencheng Zheng, Hutian Feng
2012 Sensors  
As a clinical tool applied in the rehabilitation and diagnosis of medical conditions and sport activities, gait analysis using wearable sensors shows great prospects.  ...  The gait analysis methods based on wearable sensors is divided into gait kinematics, gait kinetics, and electromyography.  ...  Slavelberg and Forner-Cordero reported on estimates of the three-dimensional (3D) ground reaction forces (GRFs) from the insole based on foot pressure data [28, 29] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s120202255 pmid:22438763 pmcid:PMC3304165 fatcat:37wkdb63vfg67fekomwctljmdu

E-textiles in Clinical Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review

Amanda Fleury, Maddy Sugar, Tom Chau
2015 Electronics  
This scoping review appraises recent and emerging developments of textile-based sensors with applications to rehabilitation.  ...  Electronic textiles have potential for many practical uses in clinical rehabilitation.  ...  Author Contributions A.F. conceived of and conducted the review and critical literature appraisal; T.C. contributed to the writing and editing of various sections; M.S. assisted with the writing of the  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics4010173 fatcat:kyeelvk5evgftnr6gndnctjcdu

Editorial Advisory Board An Intelligent Temperature Measurement Technique Using J Type Thermocouple with an Optimal Neural Network Thermal Sensitivity of Solid Polymer Coated Surface Transverse/Love Wave Based Resonators on AT-cut Quartz for Sensor Applications

Abdul Rahim, Universiti Ruzairi, Malaysia Teknologi, Mohd Ahmad, Noor, Michael Arndt, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Germany Ascoli, Giorgio, Beck, Stephen, Ben Bouzid (+63 others)
India Kung, Chih-Hsien   unpublished
Acknowledgement This paper is a part of a project supported by Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) Acknowledgments Authors want to thank Director, CSIR-CEERI for providing funds for the project and  ...  Ekaterina Radeva from the Institute of Solid State Physics in Sofia, Bulgaria for expert preparation of the HMDSO films and the research team of Dr.  ...  The methods used in the present analysis are simple methods of classical data mining.  ... 

ESMAC Abstracts

A Bartonek, E Gutierrez, Y Haglund-A, H Saraste
2003 Gait & Posture   unpublished
Special thanks to Dr Prattinger from radiologic department of health centre Liberec, for skiagraphy method using.  ...  We think that it can be a tool interesting for the professionals working on the propulsion in manual wheel chair and using the EMG.  ...  The insoles used for gathering the pressure distribution ask for single markers positioned at anatomical landmarks of the foot (first, fifth metatarsal head and heel).  ... 

Continuous Assessment of Running In Real-World Conditions With Lab-Validated Algorithms Based on Foot-Worn Inertial Sensors

Mathieu Pascal Falbriard
The proposed method uses foot-worn inertial sensors and lab-validated algorithms to provide a reliable analysis of the spatiotemporal parameters of running.  ...  Further, with its automatic detection of the sensor location and calibration, the proposed method is easy-to-use and accessible to non-initiated users.  ...  Acknowledgements Acknowledgment The authors would like to acknowledge Maury-Laribière Pauline for her contribution to the implementation of the methods.  ... 
doi:10.5075/epfl-thesis-7436 fatcat:rx3vbtayefhoragc4s2j4d65w4

Control strategies for a verticalized rehabilitation robot

Yves Stauffer
The main idea is the combination of motorized orthoses and closed loop muscle stimulation in order to enable an active participation of the patient, with a smart muscle control.  ...  Second, a novel off line EMG based muscle model and closed loop stimulation algorithm were developed.  ...  (a) FES supported stepping by using 8 pairs of surface electrodes (15) (b) using 16 pairs of electrodes (14 implanted, 2 surface) (126).  ... 
doi:10.5075/epfl-thesis-4392 fatcat:b47rrxhc4rdl7ftvi3ognfhgy4

International Healthcare Vision 2037 - new technologies, educational goals and entrepreneurial challenges ; proceedings + summary of the 5th BME-IDEA EU Conference ; 11 - 13 June 2017, Magdeburg, Germany [article]

Michael Friebe, Universitäts- Und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Martin-Luther Universität
Clinical Essays have been approved by UV, Bioethics Institutional for Research and SSVSA (Chile) Scientific Ethical Committees.  ...  Compliance with Ethical Requirements Authors declare having no conflict of interest. Informed Consents are being obtained with subjects for data acquisition since 2015.  ...  A combination of foot temperature and foot pressure based foot problem identification was proposed in [3] .  ... 
doi:10.25673/4992 fatcat:ehdh42wbl5gqnd2z3ofkh5qrie