Portable Device and Method for Measurement and Calculation of Dynamic Parameters of Pedestrian Locomotion
The invention relates to a portable and autonomous device and corresponding method for the measurement, recording and calculation of dynamic parameters of the pedestrian locomotion of its bearer (1). The method hereby disclosed allows determining the distance effectively travelled, the velocity of displacement and the pressures exerted on the contact surface of the lower limb (2) with the ground, during the pedestrian locomotion, according to its different phases. Through sensors strategically placed (3, 4), accelerations, angular velocities and pressures are measured and recorded on the control unit (5). The device disclosed includes a processing unit that implements the method disclosed and a communication unit to transfer to an external unit (6) the calculated parameters.; The disclosed invention can be used in applications that involve monitoring parameters of the locomotion activity or daily ambulation of its bearer (1), in the areas of health and sports or in any physical and occupational activities.
PAIVA VELHOTE CORREIA MIGUEL F [PT]; REIS CUNHA SERGIO [PT]
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