Measurement of lower limb joint angle during gait in the sagittal plane with wearable system and its impact on foot loading during walking

  • Jolanta Pauk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
  • Tomasz Kuzmierowski Bialystok University of Technology
  • Michal Ostaszewski Bialystok University of Technology
Keywords: gait analysis, pressure distribution, angle, wearable measurement system.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was first, to propose a new wearable mechatronic Motion Capture System for Angle Measurement. Second, we examined the impact of the system on foot loading during walking. The proposed system provides unimpeded movement range sufficient to allow measurement of natural human walk. It can be used outside regular laboratory. The results obtained from pedobarograph provided information about changes in pressure distribution during walking caused by the wearable measurement construction.

 

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.21.5.10869

Published
2015-10-16
Section
MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES