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Associate Professor Alfred Tan
Assistant Professor Indriyati Atmosukarto, Assistant Professor Jennie Lee, Dr Goh Weihan
Infocomm Technology Cluster
In a typical heel raise exercise for patients undergoing rehabilitation, the physiotherapist often determine how much the feet have raised through visual inspection. Elderly patients’ balance training starts from the ankle forward/backward sway control.
- Patients perform heel raise exercise to strengthen muscles around the ankles, with a physiotherapist making a visual estimate of the extent of the patient’s heel raise.
- Errors may occur due to inaccurate measurement, thus leading to less effective rehabilitative exercises.
- Design a contactless heel raise device to sense, measure, record, analyse, display and provide feedback to heel raise exercising users.
- Alleviate workload of physiotherapists.
- Provide more accurate analysis of the exercise outcomes. As patients perform heel raise exercises, the device can track and record data, allowing a therapist to better understand the patient’s capability.
- Potential development of mobile applications, interactive interfaces, and algorithms to allow user-feedback on the heel raise measurement device.