An untethered shoe with vibratory feedback for improving gait of Parkinson's Patients: The PDShoe

  title={An untethered shoe with vibratory feedback for improving gait of Parkinson's Patients: The PDShoe},
  author={K. Winfree and Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff and David Hilgart and R. Aggarwal and M. Behari and S. Agrawal},
  journal={2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  • K. Winfree, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, +3 authors S. Agrawal
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine
  • 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) often have trouble with ambulation. Some research has shown that auxiliary cueing in the form of vision, audio, or vibration can improve the gait of PD patients. We have developed a new vibratory feedback shoe, known as the PDShoe, which builds on existing research. This device can modulate both frequency and amplitude of feedback for the wearer. It is untethered, and thus can be worn during daily activities. Pressure and tactor status data are transmitted… Expand
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