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Wireless accelerometer iPod application for quantifying gait characteristics

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3 Author(s)
LeMoyne, R. ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; Mastroianni, T. ; Grundfest, W.

The capability to quantify gait characteristics through a wireless accelerometer iPod application in an effectively autonomous environment may alleviate the progressive strain on highly specific medical resources. The iPod consists of the inherent attributes imperative for robust gait quantification, such as a three dimensional accelerometer, data storage, flexible software, and the capacity for wireless transmission of the gait data through email. Based on the synthesis of the integral components of the iPod, a wireless accelerometer iPod application for quantifying gait characteristics has been tested and evaluated in an essentially autonomous environment. The quantified gait acceleration waveforms were wirelessly transmitted using email for postprocessing. The site for the gait experiment occurred in a remote location relative to the location where the postprocessing was conducted. The wireless accelerometer iPod application for quantifying gait characteristics demonstrated sufficient accuracy and consistency.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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Aug. 30 2011-Sept. 3 2011