Low-Power Embedded System for Gait Classification Using Neural Networks
|Author/s||Luna Perejón, Francisco
Domínguez Morales, Manuel Jesús
Gutiérrez Galán, Daniel
Civit Balcells, Antón
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores|
|Abstract||Abnormal foot postures can be measured during the march by plantar pressures in both
dynamic and static conditions. These detections may prevent possible injuries to the lower limbs like
fractures, ankle sprain or plantar ...
Abnormal foot postures can be measured during the march by plantar pressures in both dynamic and static conditions. These detections may prevent possible injuries to the lower limbs like fractures, ankle sprain or plantar fasciitis. This information can be obtained by an embedded instrumented insole with pressure sensors and a low-power microcontroller. However, these sensors are placed in sparse locations inside the insole, so it is not easy to correlate manually its values with the gait type; that is why a machine learning system is needed. In this work, we analyse the feasibility of integrating a machine learning classifier inside a low-power embedded system in order to obtain information from the user’s gait in real-time and prevent future injuries. Moreover, we analyse the execution times, the power consumption and the model effectiveness. The machine learning classifier is trained using an acquired dataset of 3000+ steps from 6 different users. Results prove that this system provides an accuracy over 99% and the power consumption tests obtains a battery autonomy over 25 days.
|Citation||Luna Perejón, F., Domínguez Morales, M.J., Gutiérrez Galán, D. y Civit Balcells, A. (2020). Low-Power Embedded System for Gait Classification Using Neural Networks. Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, 10 (2)|