Sensors on instrumented socks for detection of lower leg edema - An in vitro study

Song Zhang, Rajesh Rajamani

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Abstract

This paper presents the design, sensing principles and in vitro evaluation of a novel instrumented sock intended for prediction and prevention of acute decompensated heart failure. The sock contains a drift-free ankle size sensor and a leg tissue elasticity sensor. Both sensors are inexpensive and developed using innovative new sensing ideas. Preliminary tests with the sensor prototypes show promising results: The ankle size sensor is capable of measuring 1 mm changes in ankle diameter and the tissue elasticity sensor can detect 0.15 MPa differences in elasticity. A low-profile instrumented sock prototype with these two sensors has been successfully fabricated and will be evaluated in the future in an IRB-approved human study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3153-3156
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424492718
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2015-November
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

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Zhang, S., & Rajamani, R. (2015). Sensors on instrumented socks for detection of lower leg edema - An in vitro study. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 (pp. 3153-3156). [7319061] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2015-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319061