IoT-based Solution to Gather Foot Plantar Pressure for Daily Life Activities

Abdelrahman Elkhatib, Puteri Megat Hamari, Sumit Mahajan, Department of Electrical Engineering , Minnesota State University, 228, Wiecking Center, Mankato, MN 56001

Our daily routine in life contains numerous activities throughout the day, and our feet play an essential role in every activity. Each activity has a unique foot plantar pressure profile depending upon the actions executed, and information about the applied pressure can be advantageous for revealing whether medical intervention is necessary. The purpose of this research-oriented project is to provide a wireless means of gathering data on foot plantar pressure in order to assess the locomotive activity performed by a particular person and determine the medical issue associated with the extracted profile. This will help in early identification of a disease and complement the medical decision-making process. The methodology centered around the design of an insole integrated system that would collect data on pressure and gait, after which it would wirelessly transmit this data to a remote server. Our results show that informative data can indeed be collected and transmitted using our insole integrated system. The significance of this research lies within its potential to be applied to the fields of athletic medicine, weight management, and podiatry.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Abdelrahman Elkhatib

Institution: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Type: Poster

Subject: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 11
Date/Time: Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm
Session Number: 7059