Anselmo Frizera-Neto

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In an aging society it is extremely important to develop devices, which can support and aid the elderly in their daily life. This demands means and tools that extend independent living and promote improved health. Thus, the goal of this article is to review the state of the art in the robotic technology for mobility assistive devices for people with(More)
Walkers are commonly seen in hospitals and clinics, but only individuals with fairly good motor function can use them. Hence, walkers should be more adaptive to the various needs of the users. This study includes the conceptual design, implementation and validation of a Smart Walker with a new interface approach integrated. The implementation of the(More)
Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the most common causes of paralysis and paresis with reported prevalence of 12,000 cases per million and 800 cases per million, respectively. Disabilities that follow CVA (hemiplegia) or SCI (paraplegia, tetraplegia) severely impair motor functions (e.g., standing, walking, reaching and(More)
This paper presents a novel calibration procedure as a simple, yet powerful, method to place and align inertial sensors with body segments. The calibration can be easily replicated without the need of any additional tools. The proposed method is validated in three different applications: a computer mathematical simulation; a simplified joint composed of two(More)
This article presents a corrosion resistant, maneuverable, and intrinsically safe fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based temperature optical sensor. Temperature monitoring is a critical activity for the oil and gas industry. It typically involves acquiring the desired parameters in a hazardous and corrosive environment. The use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)(More)
This paper proposes a sensor interrogation technique based on the analysis of the overall spectrum envelope of an in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer structure with three different fibers. The interference pattern created by a level sensor of 120 mm was evaluated with both the traditional and the proposed interrogation techniques. The result shows that the(More)
Walker devices are often prescribed incorrectly to patients, leading to the increase of dissatisfaction and occurrence of several problems, such as, discomfort and pain. Thus, it is necessary to objectively evaluate the effects that assisted gait can have on the gait patterns of walker users, comparatively to a non-assisted gait. A gait analysis, focusing(More)