Load Monitoring for Orthoses with Energy Harvesting Powered Sensor

Juan-Mario Gruber, Andreas Stahel

Abstract

A new self-powered sensor with wireless connectivity is presented. The system is powered by piezoelectric energy harvesting from human motion. It can be implemented for example into orthoses, medical walking aids, shoes or prostheses. Force sensors measure the weight bearing on a lower limb. The collected data is processed and transmitted to a smartphone or computer using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). On the receiving device, the data is analysed and visualized and can provide information for patients and physicians to support healing processes. Initial tests show that the harvested energy is sufficient for a stable operation of the embedded system.

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Gruber J. and Stahel A. (2019). Load Monitoring for Orthoses with Energy Harvesting Powered Sensor.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 134-139. DOI: 10.5220/0007253901340139


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices19,
author={Juan-Mario Gruber and Andreas Stahel},
title={Load Monitoring for Orthoses with Energy Harvesting Powered Sensor},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2019},
pages={134-139},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007253901340139},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Load Monitoring for Orthoses with Energy Harvesting Powered Sensor
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Gruber J.
AU - Stahel A.
PY - 2019
SP - 134
EP - 139
DO - 10.5220/0007253901340139