Mississippi State University
Ball, John E
Burch, Reuben F V
Gurbuz , Ali C
Date of Degree
Original embargo terms
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Soft robotic sensors (SRSs) are a class of pliable, passive sensors which vary by some electrical characteristic in response to changes in geometry. The properties of SRSs make them excellent candidates for use in wearable motion analysis technology. Wearable technology is a fast-growing industry, and the improvement of existing human motion analysis tools is needed. Prior research has proven the viability of SRSs as a tool for capturing motion of the foot-ankle complex; this work covers extensive effort to improve and ruggedize a lab tool utilizing this technology. The improved lab tool is validated against a camera-based motion capture system to show either improvement or equivalence to the previous prototype while introducing enhanced data throughput, reliability, battery life, and durability.
NSF 18-511 â€” Partnerships for Innovation Award Number 1827652
Carroll, William O., "Design and and validation of an improved wearable foot-ankle motion capture device using soft robotic sensors" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5091.