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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2015 Vol.7(6): 508-512 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2015.V7.846

Software Development for a Pediatric Gait Trainer: From LabVIEW VI to Arduino Sketch

Supachai Vorapojpisut
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Pediatric gait trainer, design patterns, LabVIEW, arduino.

S. Vorapojpisut is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thammasat University, Pathumthani 12121 Thailand (e-mail: vsupacha@engr.tu.ac.th).


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.

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