New Method to Analyze the Load Propagation on the Plantar Foot Surface During a Walk/Run Using the Smart Sock System
IFMBE Proceedings. Vol.76: 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2019)
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 200Hz 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 re-sult, harvested data after being processed, are represented in the form of loading wave plots (WPs). Obtained WPs show load propagation across the sensors dur-ing the stance/gate. Primary tests of developed system and method were made for different types of walk/run. Correspondence of conclusions from WPs analysis and diagnoses made by sport medicine doctor during walk/run tests confirms system efficacy and validity of results.
Gate monitoring, Smart socks, Data analysis
Okss, A., Kataševs, A., Eizentāls, P., Rozenštoka, S., Šuna, D. New Method to Analyze the Load Propagation on the Plantar Foot Surface During a Walk/Run Using the Smart Sock System. In: IFMBE Proceedings. Vol.76: 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2019), Portugal, Coimbra, 26-28 September, 2019. Cham: Springer, 2020, pp.604-609. ISSN 1680-0737. e-ISSN 1433-9277. Available from: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_72