Wearable Sensor System to Aid in Ankle Rehabilitation
Of all the joints on the body, the ankle is the most susceptible to abuse which greatly impairs mobility. The development of a system of wireless sensors can aid in the treatment of these ankle injuries by allowing rehabilitation therapists to provide more detailed care to their patients. Through designing many different sensor configurations and comparing them with current methods of measuring the desired information, it has been found that the best way to collect the data is using low-profile “button” type sensors. Future designs will lead to smaller and more accurate sensors.