Significant developments in flexible electronics in the form of wearable shoe senors are becoming a reality for Health, Sports and perhaps even everyday use too. Lars Blohm from Fraunhofer ISIT explains their tech innovations at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing expo which features the latest ground-breaking technologies.
“Human gait refers to locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs. Human gait is defined as bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of the human body, in which there are alternate sinuous movements of different segments of the body with least expenditure of energy. Different gait patterns are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, kinetic and potential energy cycles, and changes in the contact with the surface (ground, floor, etc.). Human gaits are the various ways in which a human can move, either naturally or as a result of specialized training.”