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Design of a smart insole for ambulatory assessment of gait

Mustufa, Y. S. Ashad, Barton, John, O'Flynn, Brendan, Davies, RJ, McCullagh, PJ and Zheng, H (2015) Design of a smart insole for ambulatory assessment of gait. In: Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on, Cambridge, MA, USA. IEEE. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BSN.2015.7299383

DOI: doi:10.1109/BSN.2015.7299383

Abstract

In this paper, we present the design and development of a smart insole that may be used to assess long term chronic conditions that affect the elderly population such as Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson;s disease, Cancer, Cardiac Disease and Diabetes. This smart insole offers the potential for evidence base rehabilitation. The ICT solution detect the plantar foot pressure in a free living context through the integration of piezo sensors, microcontroller and Bluetooth technology to empirically measure the pressure at important pressure points. The insole consists of 32 piezo sensors, 01 tri-axial accelerometers, temperature sensor and force sensor to automatically switch ON/OFF the insole. The accelerometers provide context for orientation. The design comprises two flexible PCBs encased in a padded layer, in order to protect the sensors and provide comfort to wearer.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Keywords:Wireless sensor network; flexible sensor PCB; vital signs; microsystems; wearable technology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:32522
Deposited By: Mr Richard Davies
Deposited On:03 Nov 2015 12:41
Last Modified:03 Nov 2015 12:41

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