| 2021

Instrumented insole for weight measurement of frail people

Michiel S. Oerbekke, Mirelle J. Stukstette, Kurt Schütte, Rob A. de Biee, Martijn F. Pisters, Benedicte Vanwanseele

Physical Therapy Research, Department of Rehabilitation, Nursing Science and Sport, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht


Frail people, weight measurement, smart insole, electronic design, wearable systems, force sensor resistor, pressure sensor


In this paper, we describe an instrumented shoe insole designed to collect the weight data of a person during his or her daily activities. This research is within a more global project about new wearable systems for monitoring human health status. The work presented compares two solutions: one based on a force-sensing resistor and another one on a pressure sensor. This paper describes the insole device that integrates specific sensors to get weight data and the test bench developed to characterize their performances. The first results show that a 1kg weight change can be obtained which is perfectly meets the needs of healthcare professionals.

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