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Design and Implementation of a Wireless Wearable Band for Gait Analysis

  • Anh Dinh
  • Mostafa Bayati
  • Mashhood Bhatti
  • Juan Yepez
  • Jiang Zhexin
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 63)

Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of a wearable band to be worn on the shoe to collect data for gait analysis. The system includes a microcontroller for data handling, a sensor to detect gait signals, a Bluetooth module to wirelessly transmit data, and a portable device to collect, display, and store data for analysis. The sensor is a 6-degree of freedom Inertia Measurement Unit to measure spin angular velocity and acceleration. The sensing system was successfully tested as design specifications. The system provides needed data for many applications using gait analysis such as sport training, rehabilitation, fall detection, or just simply walking or running monitoring. Extra sensors can be placed at other positions of the leg to have a more detailed gait analysis.

Keywords

Motion and gait analysis Wearable device Accelerometer Gyroscope Wireless sensor 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anh Dinh
    • 1
  • Mostafa Bayati
    • 2
  • Mashhood Bhatti
    • 1
  • Juan Yepez
    • 1
  • Jiang Zhexin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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