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An electronic system implementation for measurement of force distribution in the plantar region of patients

Grant number: 12/08686-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Medical Engineering
Principal researcher:Aparecido Augusto de Carvalho
Grantee:Mateus Fernandes Réu Urban
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil


This project is part of transposition process of the FAPESP's master fellowship, "An electronic baropodometer implementation and new methodology for assessing the risk of fall of hemiplegic patients" process nº 2010/04767-6 for a directly Ph.D. fellowship. The purpose of the change is the development of a device with low cost sensors using the finite element method to determine the force distribution in the plantar region of patients. A new methodology will be developed to assess the risk of falls in hemiplegic patients, using the implemented equipment and Berg's Scale as a reference method. The new device will be able to determine the center of pressure of an individual and plantar pressure distribution, allowing to investigate the conditions studied in Podiatry, Posturology, Podoposturology and also enabling more suitable methods for treating patients. (AU)

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URBAN, Mateus Fernandes Réu. Implementação de um sistema eletrônico para avaliar a distribuição da força na região plantar de pacientes. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Engenharia. Ilha Solteira Ilha Solteira.

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