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Walk Frequency Measurements Using a Fiber Optic Bragg Grating Sensor

  • L. Z. KaramEmail author
  • R. L. Patyk
  • F. A. M. Saccon
  • H. J. Kalinowski
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 33)

Abstract

Experiments were performed to evaluate the leg’s muscle movements during walking and running. Optical sensors were tested transversally and longitudinally adhered to the skin in the region of the gastrocnemius. Seven healthy patients were assessed at different walking and running progressive speeds. For a one step full cycle, the running speeds the period stabilized at 0,76s, whereas for walking speeds the period increased with the speed. Information was also obtained relating different patients cycles of step, which decrased as the size of the patient’s leg.

Keywords

Fiber Bragg Gratings Optical Sensor Walk Frequency 

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© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Z. Karam
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. L. Patyk
    • 1
  • F. A. M. Saccon
    • 1
  • H. J. Kalinowski
    • 1
  1. 1.CPGEIUniversidade Tecnológica Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrasil

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