February 24, 2021
Faculty and Students,
You are cordially invited to my thesis defense.
Title: Design and Validation of an Improved Wearable Foot-Ankle Motion Capture Device using Soft Robotic Sensors
When: Friday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Webex: https://msstate.webex.com/msstate/j.php?MTID=mfe79f98b0037a234e41c9312c358105e
Meeting number (access code): 120 341 8228
Meeting password: UHus9Vr
Candidate: Will Carroll
Degree: Masters, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. John Ball
(Major Professor )
Dr. Reuben Burch
Dr. Ali Gurbuz
Dr. Harish Chander
Soft robotic sensors (SRSs) are a class of pliable, passive sensors which vary by some electrical characteristic in response to changes in geometry. The properties of SRSs make them excellent candidates for use in wearable motion analysis technology. Wearable technology is a fast-growing industry, and the improvement of existing human motion analysis tools is needed. Prior research has proven the viability of SRSs as a tool for capturing motion of the foot-ankle complex; this work covers extensive effort to improve and ruggedize a lab tool utilizing this technology. The improved lab tool is validated against a camera-based motion capture system to show either improvement or equivalence to the previous prototype while introducing enhanced data throughput, reliability, battery life, and durability.