Smart Walker for Pervasive HealthCare
Dias Pereira, J. M.
; Postolache, G.
Smart Walker for Pervasive HealthCare, Proc International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, December, 2011.
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The article presents the design and implementation of a
smart walker based on technologies expressed by microwave
Doppler radar, MEMS accelerometers, flexible force sensors and
Bluetooth communication. The data provided from the sensor
channels are acquired by a microcontroller platform with ADC
capabilities, and then are wireless transmitted to an Android OS
smart phone that runs specific developed Java software. The
software performs different tasks such as data processing and
graphical user interface, and can also be used for remotely
monitoring of activity/inactivity of the users, upper extremity
kinetics and kinematics during walker-assisted gait. Additional
synchronization functions are performed between the smart
phone and a physiotherapy web server.