—This paper presents the rapid prototyping of a
software system for a low-cost pediatric gait trainer. Major
requirements are to control the speed of a DC motor according
to gait sequence and to display the progress of gait training. Due
to their advantages, LabVIEW and Arduino platforms have
been selected the implementation on computer and embedded
board, respectively. At first, the firmware of LIFA toolkit was
programmed into an Arduino board to operate as an I/O board.
A LabVIEW VI has been developed to study PWM patterns
suitable for leg-pulling sequences. Then, an Arduino sketch has
been customized to achieve the requirement of standalone
operations by mapping their corresponding design patterns.
The prototyped system was completed and demonstrated at the
i-CREATe 2012 event.
—Pediatric gait trainer, design patterns,
S. Vorapojpisut is with the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumthani 12121 Thailand (e-mail:
Cite: Supachai Vorapojpisut, "Software Development for a Pediatric Gait Trainer:
From LabVIEW VI to Arduino Sketch," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 508-512, 2015.