WiShoe – A novel Wireless, wearable Shoe-based system for real time monitoring of Energy Expenditure and Gait parameters for Sport and Medical Applications

WiShoe

The Wi-Shoe project developed a completely non-intrusive wearable shoe-based system used for measuring kinematic gait parameters and energetic expenditure during various activities.

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The Wi-Shoe project developed a completely non-intrusive wearable shoe-based system used for measuring kinematic gait parameters and energetic expenditure during various activities. The Wi-Shoe system integrates miniature sensors in a custom designed shoe sole. Different types of shoes can be made based on novel shoe sole designs. During the project, two different shoes were developed; a casual, everyday shoe and a sports shoe. Wi-Shoe answers the actual need of the healthcare, rehabilitation and sport sectors for a person-centric product that will allow continuous monitoring of the subject without the need for an expert’s intervention, promoting the role of “home as care environment”. Data from the Wi-Shoe are wirelessly sent to a nearby smartphone for evaluation of the subject’s condition and gait performance, as well as for real-time warnings generation. Data can also be forwarded to a Professional, cloud-based version of the Wi-Shoe software for full data analysis. The system offers also historical analysis of results.

CyRIC was the project Coordinator, responsible for the overall project management. In terms of technical developments, CyRIC has been a leading RTD partner, responsible for designing the main layers of the Wi-Shoe insole, for selecting the force sensors and for the prototypes’ integration.

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