Title

Hermes

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Science

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Computer Science

Third Author Status

Senior

Fourth Author Major

Computer Science

Fourth Author Status

Senior

Fifth Author Major

Computer Science

Fifth Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Shon Vick

Faculty Mentor Email

svick@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science Department

Abstract/Artist Statement

Identifying an injury is the first step to a patient’s recovery. The last step is the therapy regiment that needs to be adhered to for the patient to regain full functionality after trauma. In consultation with multiple physical therapists, the team identified the largest obstacle that stunts the road to recovery is patient compliance. Factors influencing compliance include the absence of community and lack of visual means to track patient recovery results.

One of the most debilitating injuries that can occur is leg injuries. Not only does it limit a person’s mobility, but their independence as well. If not treated correctly, it can continue to affect their quality of life or cause further injuries.

This project’s purpose is to redesign a rehabilitation device which would provide a real-time visualization of how the patient distributes weight through the foot when walking. This provides direct feedback to not only the patient but the therapist as well, allowing for personalized treatments to accelerate recovery.

Preliminary results indicate that the configuration of the sensors for accurate readings is of utmost importance. Sensor data calibration was done by utilizing incremented dumbbells and another scale to compare readings. Due to the strictly clinical scope of the desired usage of the system, the team chose to create an external device rather than an insole.

The motivation for this project comes from the snowball effect following an injury that occurs in the geriatric community. The loss of independence for these individuals is an aspect that many cannot understand in its totality. Confined to the clinic, they cannot fully support themselves in one of the most fundamental movements in the world: walking. Hermes strives to enable patients to regain their own independence.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

5-5-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

5-5-2018 4:30 PM

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Hermes

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Identifying an injury is the first step to a patient’s recovery. The last step is the therapy regiment that needs to be adhered to for the patient to regain full functionality after trauma. In consultation with multiple physical therapists, the team identified the largest obstacle that stunts the road to recovery is patient compliance. Factors influencing compliance include the absence of community and lack of visual means to track patient recovery results.

One of the most debilitating injuries that can occur is leg injuries. Not only does it limit a person’s mobility, but their independence as well. If not treated correctly, it can continue to affect their quality of life or cause further injuries.

This project’s purpose is to redesign a rehabilitation device which would provide a real-time visualization of how the patient distributes weight through the foot when walking. This provides direct feedback to not only the patient but the therapist as well, allowing for personalized treatments to accelerate recovery.

Preliminary results indicate that the configuration of the sensors for accurate readings is of utmost importance. Sensor data calibration was done by utilizing incremented dumbbells and another scale to compare readings. Due to the strictly clinical scope of the desired usage of the system, the team chose to create an external device rather than an insole.

The motivation for this project comes from the snowball effect following an injury that occurs in the geriatric community. The loss of independence for these individuals is an aspect that many cannot understand in its totality. Confined to the clinic, they cannot fully support themselves in one of the most fundamental movements in the world: walking. Hermes strives to enable patients to regain their own independence.