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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 766; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8050766

Development of an E-Health App for Lower Limb Postoperative Rehabilitation Based on Plantar Pressure Analysis

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Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Robotics, Soochow University, 215000 Suzhou, China
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The First Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University, 215000 Suzhou, China
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Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, 215000 Suzhou, China
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Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 7 May 2018 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 / Published: 11 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Environment and Healthcare)
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The traditional postoperative rehabilitation training mode of lower limbs is mostly confined to hospitals or nursing sites. With the increase of postoperative patients, the current shortage of medical resources is obviously not satisfactory, and the medical costs are high, thus it is difficult to apply widely. A new mobile phone application (app) based on plantar pressure analysis is developed to fulfill the requirements of remote postoperative rehabilitation. It is designed, implemented, tested, and used for pilot experiment in conjunction with the system design methodology of the waterfall model. Preliminary testing and a pilot experiment showed that the app has realized basic functions and can achieve patient rehabilitation out of hospitals. The development of the app can shorten the hospitalization time of patients, reduce medical costs, and make up for the current shortage of medical resources. In the future, more experiments will be done to verify the effectiveness of the app. View Full-Text
Keywords: lower limb; mobile phone application; rehabilitation out of hospital; plantar pressure analysis lower limb; mobile phone application; rehabilitation out of hospital; plantar pressure analysis
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Cheng, X.; Mei, X.; Hu, Y.; Fang, Y.; Wu, S.; You, F.; Kuang, S. Development of an E-Health App for Lower Limb Postoperative Rehabilitation Based on Plantar Pressure Analysis. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 766.

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