Development of a Prototype Using the Internet of Things for Kinetic Gait Analysis
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The proliferation of mobile devices and the gradual development of technology have led to the emergence of the concept ofInternet of Things. The IoT has led to an increase in the work done especially on the medical field. The beginning of the reasons forusing the IoT in medical studies is to be able to detect and display instantaneous changes that physicians cannot even observe. The aim ofthis study is to contribute to the recovery of The Gait Analysis from the constraints such as cost, expert necessity and difficulty ofmeasuring the natural walking, and to make Gait Analysis widespread by realizing the more cost-effective. Another contribution of thestudy is to determine the high pressure points in the foot base and to prevent the loss of tissue in the feet by being produced theappropriate base for the patient. In the study, a prototype placed inside the shoe with the internet of things is developed to monitor thepressure distribution of the foot base. The prototype consists of a thin, flexible insole that collects analog data from the 32 sensors andtransmits it wirelessly to mobile or PC via Bluetooth technology. The developed software of the prototype shows the pressure in everysensor on the floor and draws the walking chart. The accuracy and reliability of the prototype are assessed by pre-experimentalmeasurements. The prototype is tested on 14 male and 4 female participants. The prototype is tested on people at 105 kg and below.
SourceInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering