loading
Papers

Research.Publish.Connect.

Paper

Paper Unlock

Authors: Renato Varoto 1 ; Aline Midori Rodrigues Sato 1 ; Carolina Lins 2 and Alberto Cliquet Jr. 3

Affiliations: 1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil ; 2 University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil ; 3 University of São Paulo (USP) and University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-013-0

Keyword(s): Crutches, Biofeedback, Rehabilitation.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomechanical Devices ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Equipment ; Biomedical Instrumentation ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Biomedical Sensors

Abstract: Crutches are prescribed towards compensating lower limb overload and adding sensory information through upper limb. However, adequate loads are required to avoid upper limb lesions and further lower limb injuries. Therefore, this work describes the development and application of a biofeedback module for a Lofstrand crutch, based on a simple electronic instrumentation. The goal is to train the user to apply proper load on the crutch. Basic training was performed by healthy subjects before and after static and dynamic activities. Results showed the feasibility of the device and the effectiveness of the training to reach the target (load on the crutch of 20% of body weight).

PDF ImageFull Text

Download
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Sign In Guest: Register as new SciTePress user now for free.

Sign In SciTePress user: please login.

PDF ImageMy Papers

You are not signed in, therefore limits apply to your IP address 3.231.229.89

In the current month:
Recent papers: 100 available of 100 total
2+ years older papers: 200 available of 200 total

Paper citation in several formats:
Varoto, R.; Midori Rodrigues Sato, A.; Lins, C. and Cliquet Jr., A. (2014). Can Simple Electronic Instrumentation Associated with Basic Training Help Users of Assistive Devices? - Presenting and Verifying the Effectiveness of a Biofeedback Module for an Instrumented Crutch.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-013-0, pages 259-264. DOI: 10.5220/0004914502590264

@conference{biodevices14,
author={Renato Varoto. and Aline Midori Rodrigues Sato. and Carolina Lins. and Alberto Cliquet Jr..},
title={Can Simple Electronic Instrumentation Associated with Basic Training Help Users of Assistive Devices? - Presenting and Verifying the Effectiveness of a Biofeedback Module for an Instrumented Crutch},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={259-264},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004914502590264},
isbn={978-989-758-013-0},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Can Simple Electronic Instrumentation Associated with Basic Training Help Users of Assistive Devices? - Presenting and Verifying the Effectiveness of a Biofeedback Module for an Instrumented Crutch
SN - 978-989-758-013-0
AU - Varoto, R.
AU - Midori Rodrigues Sato, A.
AU - Lins, C.
AU - Cliquet Jr., A.
PY - 2014
SP - 259
EP - 264
DO - 10.5220/0004914502590264

Login or register to post comments.

Comments on this Paper: Be the first to review this paper.