P.A.W.D.S - Foot Pressure Monitor

P.A.W.D.S - Foot Pressure Monitor

Student(s):

Matt DiLalla
Electrical & Computer Engineering


Griffin Jones
Biomedical Engineering


Nick Phillips

Biomedical Engineering

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Project Overview

Weight distribution through the foot is something that is of interest to physical therapists, podiatrists, and chiropractors. Because of the variability of foot shape, weight distribution varies, and the variability may be less advantageous for some, leading to problems in the future. To help address these problems, we are proposing the development of pressure monitoring insoles for a foot. An insole of this function is advantageous because it can be used to monitor the weight distribution for analysis in real-time, to store weight distribution data over an extended time, and because it facilitates easy linkage and exporting of the data onto a PC for analysis. This project will center on an insole which will be design to fit in a show. Functions which must be performing by this project are: acquisition of data by pressure sensors in  the insole, saving of data by designing of software to view and analyze data.