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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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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 6 September 2009
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

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Local EPrints ID: 268426
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268426
PURE UUID: 4b081ca9-6420-419c-80c0-21c13103b62f
ORCID for Geoff V Merrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4980-3894
ORCID for Neil M White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2010 11:20
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:54

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Author: Geoff V Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Christian Peters
Author: Georgina Hallett
Author: Neil M White ORCID iD

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