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Title: Foot plantar pressure monitoring with CYTOP bragg gratings sensing system
Authors: Vilarinho, Débora 
Theodosiou, Antreas 
Domingues, Maria Fátima F. 
Antunes, Paulo Fernando da Costa 
Kalli, Kyriacos 
André, Paulo 
Marques, Carlos Alberto F. 
Keywords: Bragg Gratings;CYTOP;Gait Plantar Pressure;Physical Rehabilitation;Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Source: 11th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, 2018, 19-21 January, Madeira, Portugal Proceedings; Part of 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2018, 1, pp. 25-29
Conference: International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies 
Abstract: In this paper, a polymer optical fiber (POF) sensing solution to monitor the pressure induced in the foot plantar surface is investigated. The paper shows the design and implementation of a platform with an array of 5 polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings (POFBGs) placed in key points to monitor the pressure on the foot surface during gait cycles and the body center mass displacements. The results showed a great response compared with solutions using silica optical fibers. A much high sensitivity and repeatability were achieved using the CYTOP fiber as well as proving that the advantages of POF is a viable and useful solution for this type of application for a future implementation of an integrated “in-shoe” CYTOP POFBGs sensor network.
ISBN: 978-989758277-6
DOI: 10.5220/0006533700250029
Rights: © 2018 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved.
Type: Conference Papers
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