A Wearable Device to Improve Mobility with Lower-Limb Prostheses
We are developing a wearable system that analyzes walking patterns of lower-limb prostheses users and provides feedback. Once developed, the system could serve as a training tool for lower-limb amputees to improve mobility.
Call to action
Want to be involved in creating cutting-edge technology to improve gait therapy? We are looking for people with a lower-limb amputation to participate in research and help create new wearable technologies for prosthetic users.
Who can participate
We are looking for unilateral lower-limb prostheses users aged 9 and up.
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
- One 2.5-hour session (weekdays and weekends possible) at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
- During the session:
- A biofeedback system (includes sensors, vibrating motors) will be attached to your lower body
- You will be instructed to do some walking trials. Sensory feedback (auditory and vibrotactile) will be provided as part of the gait training.
- Participants and investigator will be required to wear masks, and maintain physical distancing when applicable
Interested in participating
Recruitment is ongoing until completed.
If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Aliaa Gouda at email@example.com.
Version 1 (10/03/2023) REB #0448
Development and Evaluation of a Wearable Biofeedback System for Gait Training of Lower-Limb Prosthesis Users