Application of smart sock system for testing of shoe cushioning properties

Alexander Oks, Alexei Katashev, Peteris Eizentals, Zane Pavare, Darta Balcuna

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Abstract

Appropriate choice of shoes with required cushioning characteristics is rather an urgent problem for people from very different groups, such as sportsmen, elderly people, people with foot disorders and locomotion problems. Present research is devoted to further development of wireless DAids™ Pressure Sock System and its application for shoe cushioning estimation. In particular, a new version of pressure sensors with improved sensitivity and working range is designed and tested. Based on above-mentioned developments, the possibility of shoe cushioning testing using DAid™ Pressure Sock System was studied. For this purpose, gait records of several test subjects who used sets of shoes with different cushioning properties, as well as bare walking, were made. Data analysis showed that the developed system gives the possibility to recognize different shoe cushioning. Several approaches to data processing to increase the sensitivity of such recognition are discussed. The comparison showed the potential ability of the developed system to test wirelessly shoe cushioning in real outdoor conditions. Such ability also provides the possibility to monitor and estimate degradation of cushioning quality of shoes under deterioration and environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWORLD CONGRESS ON MEDICAL PHYSICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 2018, VOL 2
EditorsLenka Lhotska, Lucie Sukupova, Igor Lacković, Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore
Pages861-864
Number of pages4
Volume68
Edition3
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-9037-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number2
Volume68
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Congress

CongressWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Abbreviated titleWC 2018
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period3/06/188/06/18

Keywords

  • Cushioning control
  • Smart socks
  • Textile sensors

Field of Science

  • 2.6 Medical engineering
  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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