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Smart and Connected Actuated Mobile and Sensing Suit to Encourage Motion in Developmentally Delayed Infants1

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Emily Rogers

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Panagiotis Polygerinos, Conor Walsh

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering,
Boston, MA 02115

Eugene Goldfield

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering,
Boston, MA 02115
Boston Children’s Hospital,
Boston, MA 02115

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030914 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1070; doi: 10.1115/1.4030550 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

(a) Mobile, (b) sensing suit, and (c) joint angle sensors. (a) Infant still, mobile off and (b) infant kicking, mobile spins.

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Fig. 2

Schematic of final device including sensing suit, joint angle sensors, control box, and GUI

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Fig. 3

Comparison of Vicon and joint angle sensors joint angle measurement of right hip. Horizontal lines indicate periods of infant kicking and mobile spinning.

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Fig. 4

Joint angle of right and left hip and corresponding mobile spinning




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