A Compact Low Cost Wearable Sensor System for Quantitative Gait Measurement

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The demand for quantitative gait analysis increases due to increasing number of neurological disorder patients. Conventional gait analysis tools such as 3D motion capture systemsare relatively expensive. Therefore, there is a need to develop a low cost sensor system to obtain the spatial temporal gait parameters without compromising too much on the accuracy. This paper describesthe development of a wearable low cost sensor system which consists ofrelatively less sensing elements with 2 accelerometers, 4 force sensitive resistors (FSR) and 2 EMG electrodes. Thesensor output was validated by a vision system and the relative error was less than 5% formost of the gait parameters measured.

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Bale V. Reddy, Shishir Kumar Sahu, A. Kandasamy and Manuel de La Sen

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212-216

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M. G. Tan et al., "A Compact Low Cost Wearable Sensor System for Quantitative Gait Measurement", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, pp. 212-216, 2014

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September 2014

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