Title

Pressure-Sensitive Shoe Insert to Provide Instantaneous Feedback to Individuals With Weight Bearing Restrictions

Author(s)

Jess Kochert

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This pressure-sensitive insert targets individuals who have weight bearing restrictions after a surgery or injury. The insert can help individuals recover faster and stronger. This pressure-sensitive insert will impact doctors - physical therapists and their patients. My Dad is a physical therapist and frequently has patients with weight-bearing restrictions. It is often difficult to instruct patients in their weight-bearing restrictions to ensure that they maintain their restrictions while standing and walking. There is a high amount of non-compliance with weight-bearing restrictions, resulting in further injury or reinjury. This project addresses complications with weight bearing restrictions in patients. The insert will reduce risk of non healing fractures by increasing patients abilities to maintain restrictions. Goals include: test subjects are able to comply with weight bearing restrictions, the buzzer triggers when weight bearing is exceeded. Uniquely, the insert gives individuals instantaneous feedback. Inserts will prevent patients from reinjuring themselves after injury, also helping patients follow the given guidelines. Polat's research monitored patients for weight bearing compliance. They noticed a significant decline in their "compliance" with the restrictions and a negative correlation rate. Polat discovered that although patients were able to adjust to and remember the weight bearing protocol in early stages, patients forgot or disregarded the protocol after pain was relieved. This decreased ability to maintain weight bearing restrictions demonstrated the need for pressure-sensitive inserts to provide instantaneous feedback to patients. Inserts are made out of an arduino board, a bread board, a buzzer, a multimeter, and the arduino online programming system.

Location

John's Hall 107

Start Date

3-28-2020 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 10:00 AM

Pressure-Sensitive Shoe Insert to Provide Instantaneous Feedback to Individuals With Weight Bearing Restrictions

John's Hall 107

This pressure-sensitive insert targets individuals who have weight bearing restrictions after a surgery or injury. The insert can help individuals recover faster and stronger. This pressure-sensitive insert will impact doctors - physical therapists and their patients. My Dad is a physical therapist and frequently has patients with weight-bearing restrictions. It is often difficult to instruct patients in their weight-bearing restrictions to ensure that they maintain their restrictions while standing and walking. There is a high amount of non-compliance with weight-bearing restrictions, resulting in further injury or reinjury. This project addresses complications with weight bearing restrictions in patients. The insert will reduce risk of non healing fractures by increasing patients abilities to maintain restrictions. Goals include: test subjects are able to comply with weight bearing restrictions, the buzzer triggers when weight bearing is exceeded. Uniquely, the insert gives individuals instantaneous feedback. Inserts will prevent patients from reinjuring themselves after injury, also helping patients follow the given guidelines. Polat's research monitored patients for weight bearing compliance. They noticed a significant decline in their "compliance" with the restrictions and a negative correlation rate. Polat discovered that although patients were able to adjust to and remember the weight bearing protocol in early stages, patients forgot or disregarded the protocol after pain was relieved. This decreased ability to maintain weight bearing restrictions demonstrated the need for pressure-sensitive inserts to provide instantaneous feedback to patients. Inserts are made out of an arduino board, a bread board, a buzzer, a multimeter, and the arduino online programming system.