An Instrumented Crutch for Monitoring Patients' Weight Distribution during Orthopaedic Rehabilitation


Merrett, Geoff V, Peters, Christian, Hallett, Georgina and White, Neil M (2009) An Instrumented Crutch for Monitoring Patients' Weight Distribution during Orthopaedic Rehabilitation At Eurosensors XXIII, Switzerland. 06 - 09 Sep 2009.

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This paper discusses an instrumented forearm crutch that has been developed to monitor a patient’s weight bearing over the full period of their recovery, and that can potentially be used in a home environment. The crutch measures the applied weight, crutch tilt, and hand position on the grip. Data are transmitted wirelessly to a remote computer, where they are processed and visualized in LabVIEW. The results obtained from a successful pilot study highlight both the need for such an instrumented crutch and its ability to measure the weight being applied through a patient’s lower limb.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 06-09 September 2009
Venue - Dates: Eurosensors XXIII, Switzerland, 2009-09-06 - 2009-09-09
Keywords: assistive healthcare forearm crutches instrumented objects biomedical engineering
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE
ePrint ID: 268426
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6 September 2009Published
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 11:20
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 09:34
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268426

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