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Development of a Music-Based Wearable Biofeedback System to Improve Lower Limb Amputee Gait Symmetry

Sebastian's Project

Sebastian’s project aims to further the lab’s research into Wearable Biofeedback Systems (WBSs) that improve gait quality amongst lower-limb amputees. Specifically, the goal is to develop a WBS that delivers Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) in the form of music to improve stance-time symmetry. Inertial sensors on each lower-limb will detect footfalls from which the user’s cadence can be obtained. The system will then augment music such that its tempo matches the user’s cadence, thus encouraging the synchronization of the user’s gait cycle to the rhythm of the stimulus