Design of a Wearable Walking Aid Based on Anthropometric Measurement of Cerebral Palsy Children in Malaysia

Adzly Anuar, Farid Mahamud, Juniza Md Saad, Kesavan Rana Singam

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Abstract

Children suffering from cerebral palsy (CP) tend to have difficulties in moving around, as the condition would affect their walking gait posture. A suitable walking aid would help CP children to maintain balance and body posture during standing and walking. Due to their condition, CP children often have different anthropometric measurement or body sizes compared to children without disabilities. This is one of the biggest challenges as designing assistive devices such as the walking aid, would require suitable dimensions, otherwise it would not fit and cause discomfort, or might further deteriorate the condition of the CP child. This paper describes the work done to acquire anthropometric measurement from CP children in Malaysia and utilizing these measurements in designing the wearable walking aid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677384
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period26/09/1828/09/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Anuar, A., Mahamud, F., Md Saad, J., & Rana Singam, K. (2018). Design of a Wearable Walking Aid Based on Anthropometric Measurement of Cerebral Palsy Children in Malaysia. In Proceedings - 2018 3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018 (pp. 57-60). [8780014] (Proceedings - 2018 3rd International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, CRC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CRC.2018.00020