Monitoring Walker Assistive Devices: A Novel Approach Based on Load Cells and Optical Distance Measurements †

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Viegas, V.; Pereira, J. M. D.; Postolache, O.; Girão, P. S.;
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland),volume 18,issue 2 (eissn: 1424-8220)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/s18020540, pmc: PMC5855870
  • Subject: :Engenharia e Tecnologia::Outras Engenharias e Tecnologias [Domínio/Área Científica] | distance measurement | :Ciências Naturais::Ciências Químicas [Domínio/Área Científica] | force measurement | walker assistive device | usage monitoring | force measurements | gait analysis | Article

This paper presents a measurement system intended to monitor the usage of walker assistive devices. The goal is to guide the user in the correct use of the device in order to prevent risky situations and maximize comfort. Two risk indicators are defined: one related to ... View more
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