Faculty Advisor

Agheli Hajiabadi, Mohammad Mahdi

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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