A piezoelectric flexible insole system for gait monitoring for the Internet of Health Things
Gait is closely associated with many chronic diseases. With the development of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), long-term gait monitoring and corresponding analysis can be performed remotely, reducing a patient’s time and traffic cost, while providing doctors more valuable gait information. The presented work provides a feasible means for real-time, long-term, and accurate gait monitoring in an IoHT scenario. Through the experimental results, the high detection sensitivity of 54 mN and responsivity of 163 mV/N are achieved, thereby satisfying the need for analyzing various diseases. Furthermore, 16 hours continuous working time indicates its successful utilization during long-term gait monitoring.