Wearable mobile sensor and communication platform for the in-situ monitoring of lower limb health in amputees

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Monitoring the health of a residual limb in prosthesis is key to detect early signs of tissue injury, and could improve patient quality of life. However, monitoring at skin level could induce possible discomfort and irritation, making the skin susceptible for breakdown. The use of non-invasive sensor technologies within the flexible liner of the prosthetic device can alleviate these issues. The rehabilitation of lower limb prosthesis wearers can be greatly improved by a reliable continuous monitoring system that can alert both the user and health authority by early warning of the development of tissue damage. In this work, we have created a wearable sensor platform for lower limb amputees that is capable of gathering data from the sensors (placed on the elastomer), and store and transmit to a central health database, for the purpose of analyzing it. This paper explores the architecture used, as well as some of the challenges encountered when handling such quantities of data as experienced in this project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479953400
StatePublished - 11 Aug 2016
EventIEEE International symposium on circuits and systems - Montréal Sheraton center, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016


ConferenceIEEE International symposium on circuits and systems

    Research areas

  • e-health, elastomer, lower limb prosthetics, rehabilitation, sensors, tissue health, wearable sensor platform

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