Optical fiber sensors in orthopedic biomechanics and rehabilitation

Nikos Pleros*, George T. Kanellos, George Papaioannou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We report on the application perspectives of optical fiber strain and shear sensor configurations in the fields of orthopedic biomechanics and rehabilitation. The principle of operation of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensing elements is presented revealing their potential for introducing intelligence in biotechnological products for orthopedics and rehabilitation. Finally, we present recent advances in the development of fiber sensing structures for utilization in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) employed in clinical beds, amputee sockets and wheelchair seating systems, targeting pressure ulcer and wound treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinal Program and Abstract Book - 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009 - Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 4 Nov 20097 Nov 2009

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009
CountryCyprus
CityLarnaca
Period4/11/097/11/09

Keywords

  • 2D sensing
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Human-machine interface
  • Pressure sensor

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