Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Abstract

The motivation for this project was the development of a platform that would allow patients using gait analysis devices more independence. Secondly, this system can also be applied to robotics. This project was able to measure normal pressure to the sensors with a high level of accuracy. The results of calibration of the sensor array led to linear results up to two and a half times the standing body weight of a 175 pound person with a size 10 shoe. The r-squared value of the results was 0.9925 showing the results were indeed linear. The hysteresis values of the sensor were 5.85%. The team was unable to calibrate the sensor to provide useable shear force data, although future ideas have been provided to further the sensor’s ability to calculate shear stress.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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