Different Gait Abnormalities

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Initially survey of many patients with different gait abnormalities was done by which we found that there were different types of gaits. The patients were affected in different parts of the body and were a part of gait analysis known by different names. The present and the existing devices were also studied and was found that these devices provided analog output. Analog signals had distortion which creates a loss of signals and it is able to recover the attenuated signals. These were the disadvantages which were taken as the objectives of the project. Hence, we decided to go for a digital output to provide accurately and quantify the output. The existing way of treating the patients was very costly and the results need to the processed by using video camera etc. The cost of the device was high which was not affordable by all people. Hence, there was a need to develop the portable device which helps in measuring gait parameters by digital sensors and provide assistance in taking the value of these parameters and helps the doctors to treat the patients. A. Block Diagram of Gait analysis

Fig.3: Block diagram of shoe integrated gait analysis using IOT.

Fig.3 shows the overall work that is done in this project. The sensors are used to measure gait parameters. The ultrasonic sensor is used to measure the distance between 2 steps. Flex sensor is a resistive sensor used to measure foot angle and micro switch measures step count.
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