SoPhy: Smart Socks for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy

Abstract : While physiotherapists are increasingly organizing video consultations, assessment of lower body movements over video remains a challenge. We present a wearable technology, SoPhy that captures and presents information related to three key aspects of lower limb movements - range of foot movement, weight distribution and foot orientation. SoPhy consists of a pair of socks embedded with sensors for the patients to wear, and a web-interface that displays the captured information to physiotherapists in real-time. The objective of this demonstration is to offer first-hand experience of SoPhy and to create conversations around designing technologies for supporting bodily communication in video consultations.
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Deepti Aggarwal, Thuong Hoang, Weiyi Zhang, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, et al.. SoPhy: Smart Socks for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy. 16th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2017, Bombay, India. pp.424-428, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-68059-0_44⟩. ⟨hal-01679830⟩

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