UTHM Institutional Repository

Fall prevention walker during rehabilitation

Tee , Kian Sek and Zhi E, Chun and Saim, Hashim and Wan Zakaria, Wan Nurshazwani and Mohd Khialdin, Safinaz and Isa, Hazlita and Awad, M. I. and Soon , Chin Fhong (2017) Fall prevention walker during rehabilitation. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IC3E 2017), 14–15 August 2017, Johor, Malaysia.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper proposes on the design of a walker for the prevention of falling among elderlies or patients during rehabilitation whenever they use a walker to assist them. Fall happens due to impaired balance or gait problem. The assistive device is designed by applying stability concept and an accelerometric fall detection system is included. The accelerometric fall detection system acts as an alerting device that acquires body accelerometric data and detect fall. Recorded accelerometric data could be useful for further assessment. Structural strength of the walker was verified via iterations of simulation using finite element analysis, before being fabricated. Experiments were conducted to identify the fall patterns using accelerometric data. The design process and detection of fall pattern demonstrates the design of a walker that could support the user without fail and alerts the helper, thus salvaging the users from injuries due to fall and unattended situation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 08:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10512
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item