Wavelet PCA for automatic identification of walking with and without an exoskeleton on a treadmill using pressure and accelerometer sensors

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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2016, 2016-October pp. 1999 - 2002
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© 2016 IEEE. Nowadays portable devices with more number of sensors are used for gait assessment and monitoring for elderly and disabled. However, the problem with using multiple sensors is that if they are placed on the same platform or base, there could be cross talk between them, which could change the signal amplitude or add noise to the signal. Hence, this study uses wavelet PCA as a signal processing technique to separate the original sensor signal from the signal obtained from the sensors through the integrated unit to compare the two types of walking (with and without an exoskeleton). This comparison using wavelet PCA will enable the researchers to obtain accurate sensor data and compare and analyze the data in order to further improve the design of compact portable devices used to monitor and assess the gait in stroke or paralyzed subjects. The advantage of designing such systems is that they can also be used to assess and monitor the gait of the stroke subjects at home, which will save them time and efforts to visit the laboratory or clinic.
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