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International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics

International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics (IJBBR)

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  • Development and Evaluation of a Stretchable Capacitive Sensor for Monitoring Knee Joint Movements   Order a copy of this article
    by Samuel Levestam, Yuting Zhu, Mei Ying Teo, Sivakumar Kandasamy, Kean Aw 
    Abstract: This preliminary study explores using a soft, stretchable sensor made from carbon-black/elastomer-composite. This stretchable capacitive sensor is integrated into a wearable knee brace with the aim of monitoring joint health for physiotherapy and rehabilitative purposes. The sensor can potentially anticipate postoperative knee joint or stroke rehabilitation by tracking knee movements during activities such as walking. The anticipated outcome is to provide physiotherapists with valuable insights to support patients in their rehabilitation routines. Initial findings indicate that the sensors offer a reasonably accurate assessment of joint mobility. Furthermore, they present a lightweight and comfortable alternative for joint motion monitoring, in contrast to prevalent traditional hardware. The outcomes were validated through correlation with a motion capture system and demonstrated the potential of using a soft wearable sensor to determine knee motion.
    Keywords: stretchable sensor; capacitive sensor; wearable knee brace; joint motion monitoring.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2023.10062085