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A novel Wireless, wearable Shoe-based system for real time monitoring of Energy Expenditure and Gait parameters for Sport and Medical Applications

Objective

Gait parameters monitoring and energetic expenditure (EE) calculation is of high importance for patients recovering from diseases that affect movement (e.g. stroke). The same applies to professional athletes either in the phase of recovery from a lower limb injury or performing a sport requiring precise body posture and movement control. Currently, gait parameters’ monitoring is made either using the physicians experience or specialised equipment that, apart from being expensive, requires the subject to wear a belt with a data acquisition system and cables running on his legs. The Wi-Shoe project aims in the development of a completely non-invasive wearable shoe-based system for measuring gait parameters and EE during walking. The system to be developed integrates miniature sensors in a custom designed sole for different shoe types. The project answers the actual need of the rehabilitation and sport sectors for a person-centric product that will allow continuous monitoring of the subject without an expert’s intervention, promoting the role of “home as care environment”. Data from the shoes is sent to a nearby Personal Device (e.g. Smartphone) for immediate basic analysis and warning generation. Data can be afterwards sent through a cloud application to a sector expert where novel analysis models are used to evaluate the subject’s status and performance. The SME participants will obtain the advantage of using and trading a unique product with clear benefits for rehabilitation and sport centres and most importantly for the end users (patients, athletes). The system will address key challenges faced by the SMEs: minimize the need for continuous expert assistance and consequently cost; improve the patient’s sense of independence; assist the expert in acquiring critical information about the subject’s status using a centralized system; allow precise identification of body posture deficiencies to improve athletic performance.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/stroke
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 51 696
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Philimis (Dr.)

Participants (9)

PODARTIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 972,73
Address
Vicolo Boccacavalla 3A
31044 Montebelluna Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Berdusco (Mrs)
Electronics Design Ltd
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 227 950,75
Address
Tuulemae 5
11411 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Girfanov (Mr.)
A. POTAMITIS MEDICARE LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 243 580,75
Address
Arch. Kyprianou Avenue 62
2059 Strovolos Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Potamitis (Mr.)
CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS & SIA OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 635,55
Address
Kitrous Episkopou 71
431 00 Karditsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Papadopoulos (Mr.)
ATHLITIKOS PODOSFERIKOS OMILOS APPOLON LEMESOU LESCHI
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 18 230
Address
Messolongiou Odos 1
53206 Lemesos
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Papadouris (Mr.)
ANIMUS KENTRO APOTHERAPEIAS KAI APOKATASTASIS ANONYMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 22 335
Address
8 Km Larissa - Trikala
41500 Larissa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Saramourtsi (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU MECATRONICA SI TEHNICA MASURARII - I.N.C.D.M.T.M. BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 16 320
Address
Sos. Pantelimon 6-8
021631 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mihai Margaritescu (Dr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 919,22
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Szathmary (Mrs.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 27 360
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Mrs.)