Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1073-1093; doi:10.3390/s140101073

A Wireless Flexible Sensorized Insole for Gait Analysis

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Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 30 December 2013 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 9 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Gait Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper introduces the design and development of a novel pressure-sensitive foot insole for real-time monitoring of plantar pressure distribution during walking. The device consists of a flexible insole with 64 pressure-sensitive elements and an integrated electronic board for high-frequency data acquisition, pre-filtering, and wireless transmission to a remote data computing/storing unit. The pressure-sensitive technology is based on an optoelectronic technology developed at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. The insole is a low-cost and low-power battery-powered device. The design and development of the device is presented along with its experimental characterization and validation with healthy subjects performing a task of walking at different speeds, and benchmarked against an instrumented force platform.
Keywords: sensorized insole; plantar pressure distribution; gait analysis; real-time gait monitoring; wearable sensor
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Crea, S.; Donati, M.; De Rossi, S.M.M.; Oddo, C.M.; Vitiello, N. A Wireless Flexible Sensorized Insole for Gait Analysis. Sensors 2014, 14, 1073-1093.

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Crea S, Donati M, De Rossi SMM, Oddo CM, Vitiello N. A Wireless Flexible Sensorized Insole for Gait Analysis. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):1073-1093.

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Crea, Simona; Donati, Marco; De Rossi, Stefano M.M.; Oddo, Calogero M.; Vitiello, Nicola. 2014. "A Wireless Flexible Sensorized Insole for Gait Analysis." Sensors 14, no. 1: 1073-1093.

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