Foot Plantar Pressure Monitoring with CYTOP Bragg Gratings Sensing System

Débora Vilarinho, Antreas Theodosiou, Maria F. Domingues, Paulo Antunes, Kyriacos Kalli, Paulo André, Carlos A. F. Marques

Abstract

In this paper, a polymer optical fiber (POF) sensing solution to monitor the pressure induced in the foot plantar surface is investigated. The paper shows the design and implementation of a platform with an array of 5 polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings (POFBGs) placed in key points to monitor the pressure on the foot surface during gait cycles and the body center mass displacements. The results showed a great response compared with solutions using silica optical fibers. A much high sensitivity and repeatability were achieved using the CYTOP fiber as well as proving that the advantages of POF is a viable and useful solution for this type of application for a future implementation of an integrated “in-shoe” CYTOP POFBGs sensor network.

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Vilarinho D., Theodosiou A., Domingues M., Antunes P., Kalli K., André P. and Marques C. (2018). Foot Plantar Pressure Monitoring with CYTOP Bragg Gratings Sensing System.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-277-6, pages 25-29. DOI: 10.5220/0006533700250029


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices18,
author={Débora Vilarinho and Antreas Theodosiou and Maria F. Domingues and Paulo Antunes and Kyriacos Kalli and Paulo André and Carlos A. F. Marques},
title={Foot Plantar Pressure Monitoring with CYTOP Bragg Gratings Sensing System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2018},
pages={25-29},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006533700250029},
isbn={978-989-758-277-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Foot Plantar Pressure Monitoring with CYTOP Bragg Gratings Sensing System
SN - 978-989-758-277-6
AU - Vilarinho D.
AU - Theodosiou A.
AU - Domingues M.
AU - Antunes P.
AU - Kalli K.
AU - André P.
AU - Marques C.
PY - 2018
SP - 25
EP - 29
DO - 10.5220/0006533700250029