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Wearable Textile Sensor Sock For Gait Analysis

Oren Tirosh, Rezaul Begg, Elyse Passmore, Nili Knopp-Steinberg

2013 SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SENSING TECHNOLOGY (ICST) | IEEE | Published : 2013

Abstract

The ability to measure foot plantar pressure and gait characteristics during a prolonged period of daily life activities has many important applications in people with gait disorders. This paper presents the development of a wearable textile sensor sock incorporating these measurements, offering the potential to detect major events during the stance phase of the gait cycle. The sensors are constructed from conductive thread and are connected to a data logger with a Secure Digital card to allow prolonged recording. Validation of the temporal parameters measured with the textile sensor sock compared to F-scan insole (Tekscan, Inc.) showed 1.6% and 3.8% differences in stride and stance duration..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding from the researcher development grants scheme, Victoria University, RDGS16/12. The project was also supported in part by the Australian Government Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program