IEEE/EMBS Benelux location:Leuven/Brussels date:1-2 December 2011
Within the Biosensing project we developed a new knee brace (KB) to measure flexion/extension (F/E) of the knee joint. This novel technology will enable tailoring treatment and rehabilitation strategies to the needs of the individual patient or to coach in individual training schemes for persons and sport athletes. The goal of this study was to classify and validate a limited set of physical activities on ten young healthy subjects based on knee F/E measured by the new KB. Physical activities included in this study are walking, stairs descend, stairs climbing and running at different speeds.