Design and Implementation of a Wireless Wearable Band for Gait Analysis
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.
KeywordsMotion and gait analysis Wearable device Accelerometer Gyroscope Wireless sensor
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