A smart pressure-sensitive insole that reminds you to walk correctly: An orthotic-less treatment for over pronation

Jose Berengueres, Michael Fritschi, Ray McClanahan

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    Abstract

    We equipped an insole with a force sensor that can detect in real time when a foot over pronates. When such behavior is detected, we warn the user so they can correct their posture by using their own muscles. The effectiveness of this novel way to correct over pronation posture is evaluated over a two-week period. The use of vibrotactile feedback reduces over pronation by 30% to 50% during the first week. The natural benefits of the proposed method vs. use of passive orthotics are also presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages2488-2491
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781424479290
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2014
    Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
    Duration: Aug 26 2014Aug 30 2014

    Publication series

    Name2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014

    Other

    Other2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period8/26/148/30/14

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Informatics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Medicine(all)

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