Design development of iot based rehabilitation outdoor landscape for gait phase recognition

A. Gaddam, T. Wilkin, M. Angelova, A. Valera, J. McIntosh, B. Marques

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Over a few decades, there is a steady accretion of life expectancy in many countries. Significant advances in modern healthcare technologies, medicines and overall health care awareness gave many to lead a prolonged healthy life. Over the past few years, there has been a huge demand for unobtrusive health monitoring systems from both medical professionals and the general populace to use these technologies for understanding the general health well being in order to improve life longevity. However, most of the available technologies for health monitoring are difficult for the general populace to access and most of the developed health monitoring systems are either deployed in a controlled environment or in healthcare facilities, thus severely limiting the ease of access to many, especially the elderly people. For effective health management of elderly people, evidence-based decision making, continuously monitoring the health status of the elderly demographic is paramount. In order to address these issues, we developed an innovative smart IoT based outdoor health monitoring system. The proposed system collects information about the mobility, posture, and overall gait of the person in an easy to access public outdoor setting such as parks, supermarkets etc. It is quite evident from multiple studies, that analysing the gait can be a useful tool in early detection of the declining health of individuals, as mobility is a key factor in any individual's well being. Also, detecting gait disorders earlier will allow for functional relief to the health care system with the possibility of reducing the number and severity of gait disorders through early intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146317
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Event13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20194 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST
ISSN (Print)2156-8065
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8073


Conference13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019

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  • Force sensor
  • Gait analysis
  • Health informatics
  • Internet of things
  • Medical assistance
  • Non-intrusive monitoring
  • Surface sensor
  • Therapeutic outdoor landscapes


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