Mobile Technology for Home-Based Gait Monitoring
The path of the body's center of mass (COM) is important in assessing rehabilitation outcomes and reducing the incidence of falls. We developed a home-based system for quantitatively assessing and monitoring the path of the COM using a small belt-worn sensor and an iPad. A description of our system is presented along with the COM paths for four individuals, walking in 2 different conditions. The potential use of this system for providing clinician feedback and as a point-of-care system for reducing falls is discussed.