A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks

Ilaria Cesini, Giacomo Spigler, Sahana Prasanna, Domitilla Taxis, Filippo Dell’Agnello, Elena Martini, Simona Crea, Nicola Vitiello, Alberto Mazzoni, Calogero Maria Oddo

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Abstract

Lower limb prosthesis performance determines the quality of life of amputee patients. Such performance will benefit from a feedback informing the patient about the gait phase and the overall condition of the foot. This study reports the design and validation of a wearable haptic feedback system conceived to assist lower-limb amputees in various locomotion scenarios. Three vibrating motors were attached to a belt in textile to provide information about the foot-ground contact, by remapping the variables detected under the foot, on the waist of the user. Multiple activation patterns were implemented and compared in a pilot study involving one able-bodied subject, during walking, ascending and descending stairs. A novel assessment protocol was proposed to benchmark the different stimulation patterns. The protocol resulted to be a viable method for quicker development and testing of new strategies.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages115-119
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume22
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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Feedback
Stairs
Textiles
Chemical activation
Testing
Prostheses and Implants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Cesini, I., Spigler, G., Prasanna, S., Taxis, D., Dell’Agnello, F., Martini, E., ... Oddo, C. M. (2019). A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 115-119). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 22). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_23

A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks. / Cesini, Ilaria; Spigler, Giacomo; Prasanna, Sahana; Taxis, Domitilla; Dell’Agnello, Filippo; Martini, Elena; Crea, Simona; Vitiello, Nicola; Mazzoni, Alberto; Oddo, Calogero Maria.

Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing AG, 2019. p. 115-119 (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 22).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cesini, I, Spigler, G, Prasanna, S, Taxis, D, Dell’Agnello, F, Martini, E, Crea, S, Vitiello, N, Mazzoni, A & Oddo, CM 2019, A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks. in Biosystems and Biorobotics. Biosystems and Biorobotics, vol. 22, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 115-119. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_23
Cesini I, Spigler G, Prasanna S, Taxis D, Dell’Agnello F, Martini E et al. A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks. In Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing AG. 2019. p. 115-119. (Biosystems and Biorobotics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01887-0_23
Cesini, Ilaria ; Spigler, Giacomo ; Prasanna, Sahana ; Taxis, Domitilla ; Dell’Agnello, Filippo ; Martini, Elena ; Crea, Simona ; Vitiello, Nicola ; Mazzoni, Alberto ; Oddo, Calogero Maria. / A wearable haptic feedback system for assisting lower-limb amputees in multiple locomotion tasks. Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing AG, 2019. pp. 115-119 (Biosystems and Biorobotics).
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