Energy-Aware Wearable E-Health Architecture Using Optical FBG Sensors for Knee Kinematic Monitoring

M. Fatima Domingues, Ana Nepomuceno, Catia Tavares, Ayman Radwan, Nelia Alberto, Carlos Marques, Jonathan Rodriguez, Paulo Andre, Paulo Antunes

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Abstract

The continuous aging of the population has increased health risks, mostly translated in mobility impairments. New therapeutic options have come to light in the past years, with the rise of e-health architectures. The use of optical fiber based sensors has been considered as a possible e-health enabling technology, due to their advantages compared to electronic based sensors. In this paper, we present an e-health optical fiber based solution to monitor the knee angular flexion/extension during gait. The presented design is an accurate non-invasive solution, using kinesio tape and optical fiber Bragg grating sensors, in order not to limit the movement of the individuals. The paper shows the accuracy of the acquired measurements during gait using the proposed designed sensor.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647271
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period9/12/1813/12/18

Keywords

  • e-Health
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Internet of Things
  • knee kinematics
  • optical fiber sensing

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