Agheli Hajiabadi, Mohammad Mahdi
Onal, Cagdas Denizel
The long-term goal of this project is to create a shoe pad with embedded sensitive electronics which can be placed in any shoe to measure and store a person’s gait and provide feedback to a physician on what the gait of the individual looks like in daily life. Information such as this would be highly useful for gait therapy purposes. A prototype shoe pad was created in this research that could measure the weight distribution for the well studied different sections of the foot. A computer program was similarly made to visually depict the force distribution of the foot and the gait. It was finally shown that a viable shoe pad as described could indeed be made, and utilized to gather data from the person’s gait usable in gait therapy.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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