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New Method to Analyze the Load Propagation on the Plantar Foot Surface During a Walk/Run Using the Smart Sock System

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XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 (MEDICON 2019)

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A new version of DAid® Pressure Sock System (DPSS) for gate monitoring and new method of data processing and analysis are presented. Proposed DPSS has 6 sensing elements, electronic device with sampling rate up to 200 Hz and is able to monitor walking/running gates in outdoor conditions. According to a new method the process of plantar loading during the gate is considered similar to seismic wave propagation and sensors assumed as the reference points. As a result, harvested data after being processed, are represented in the form of loading wave plots (WPs). Obtained WPs show load propagation across the sensors during the stance/gate. Primary tests of developed system and method were made for different types of walk/run and correspondence of conclusions from WPs analysis and diagnoses made by sport medicine doctor during walk/run tests confirms system efficacy and validity of results.

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This research is co-financed by the ESF within the project «Synthesis of textile surface coating modified in nano-level and energetically independent measurement system integration in smart clothing with functions of medical monitoring», Project implementation agreement No. 1.1.1.1./16/A/020.

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Okss, A., Katashev, A., Eizentals, P., Rozenstoka, S., Suna, D. (2020). New Method to Analyze the Load Propagation on the Plantar Foot Surface During a Walk/Run Using the Smart Sock System. In: Henriques, J., Neves, N., de Carvalho, P. (eds) XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019. MEDICON 2019. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 76. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_72

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