Evaluation of the Walking-Emotion Relationship for Applying to an Assistive Walking Device

Jyun Rong Zhuang, Guan Yu Wu, Hee Hyol Lee, Eiichiro Tanaka

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Abstract

In this paper, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between walking and emotion. We utilized the two-dimension (2D) walking condition map and the 2D emotion map to confirm the tendency and correlation. From the results, we defined each walking gait corresponding to each emotional state. To valid use walking-emotion relationship, we proposed to use it as a new evaluation method combined with the assistive walking device. Thus, the patient can acquire an improved rehabilitation effect while using the assistive walking device. To significantly use this method, we suggested that the patient walks by following the personal walking limitation region. Therefore, they can control the emotion via the proposed evaluation method. By connecting two maps, the interaction maps were proposed. Finally, the proposed evaluation results can provide a valuable application for various assistive devices to maintain the motivation of the user while performing the rehabilitation. Two-way control (emotion controls walking and walking controls emotion) would be applied to the assistive walking device in future works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3147-3150
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jul 232019 Jul 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/7/2319/7/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Zhuang, J. R., Wu, G. Y., Lee, H. H., & Tanaka, E. (2019). Evaluation of the Walking-Emotion Relationship for Applying to an Assistive Walking Device. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 (pp. 3147-3150). [8856622] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856622