Foot rehabilitation monitoring device

Ahmad, M. Shukri and Ahmad Alabqari , Ma'radzi and Nuwairi, M. and Abdul Jamil , Muhammad Mahadi (2013) Foot rehabilitation monitoring device. In: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE 2013) , 29 November – 1 December 2013, Penang, Malaysia .

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Abstract

The ankle, along with the muscles and tendons of lower leg, work together to handle the stress its received while walking, running, jumping and also acts as a pivot for changing direction. The ankles support the entire weight of the body and therefore are particularly susceptible to injury. Ankle injuries usually result of a sudden, unexpected loss of balance, resulting in a sharp, forceful twist or rolling of the ankle beyond its normal range of movement. Muscle or tendon becomes overstretched causing strain. Besides that, those with accident history involving the ankle will also having problem moving their foot normally. Therefore they need to go through rehabilitation exercises which involve slowly moving in ankle part. Some patient may experience difficulty completing these exercises individually without any external help. As a result, “foot rehabilitation monitoring device” are proposed as support equipment for them. This equipment will help them to do the exercise procedure automatically, the same way as a therapist would, helping them to improve their foot movement time for time, until it’s slowly recover. This equipment are able to measure the ankle strength of the patients based on the pressure it’s received, while user undergoing the procedure. The higher pressure detected means that the user is recovering. This equipment were tested on several people as subject, and the result show that the subject with weight less than 95kg will give the most accurate result.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:foot rehabilitation; force sensor; weight
Subjects:R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166-167 Human engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
ID Code:4773
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:23 Sep 2014 12:08
Last Modified:23 Sep 2014 12:08

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