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Design and development of Fiber Bragg Grating sensing plate for plantar strain measurement and postural stability analysis

Prasad, Guru AS and Omkar, SN and Vikranth, HN and Anil, V and Chethana, K and Asokan, S (2014) Design and development of Fiber Bragg Grating sensing plate for plantar strain measurement and postural stability analysis. In: MEASUREMENT, 47 . pp. 789-793.

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Abstract

This paper describes an ab initio design and development of a novel Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor based strain sensing plate for the measurement of plantar strain distribution in human foot. The primary aim of this work is to study the feasibility of usage of FBG sensors in the measurement of plantar strain in the foot; in particular, to spatially resolve the strain distribution in the foot at different regions such as fore-foot, mid-foot and hind-foot. This study also provides a method to quantify and compare relative postural stability of different subjects under test; in addition, traditional accelerometers have been used to record the movements of center of gravity (second lumbar vertebra) of the subject and the results obtained have been compared against the outcome of the postural stability studies undertaken using the developed FBG plantar strain sensing plate. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Keywords: Plantar strain sensing plate; Fiber Bragg Grating sensors; Biomechanical optics; Optical sensing; Postural stability analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 11:34
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 11:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/48135

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