New posturographic assessment by means of novel e-textile and wireless socks device

G. D'Addio, L. Iuppariello, G. Pagano, A. Biancardi, B. Lanzillo, N. Pappone, M. Cesarelli

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Abstract

The quantitative assessment of the postural stability is allowed by means of the use of pressure or force plates which are able to record a CoP subject's trajectory during a quite standing. However, the pressure or force plates are commonly used in a clinical environment, due to their very complexity and expensiveness. So their applicability outside laboratories is extremely limited. New e-textile and wireless wearable sensor technologies enable to extend the posturography in new low-cost and home assessment contexts. Twenty posturographic tests has been performed on normal subjects at the same time both by pressure signals derived by Sensoria fitness (SF) e-textile socks and by a gold standard stabilometric Zebris platform (ZP). Preliminary results showed a significant agreement between SF and ZP COP measurements, suggesting a clinical use of Sensoria for low cost home care based balance impairment assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467391726
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2016
Event11th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2016 - Benevento, Italy
Duration: May 15 2016May 18 2016

Other

Other11th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBenevento
Period5/15/165/18/16

Keywords

  • e-textile
  • posture
  • rehabilitation
  • Sensoria
  • Zebris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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