ANALYSIS OF FLEX SENSOR OPERATION USING PROTEUS IN THE ARTHRITIS KNEE JOINT APPLICATION

  • Nur Atiqah Shahrizan University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Maisarah Musa
  • Nur Safwah Abd Rahaman
  • Ashok Vajravelu
  • Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab
Keywords: Arthritis, Knee arthritis, Flex sensor simulation, Proteus 8 Professional, Arduino Uno, Resistance Value (%), Output Value (V), Flex sensor

Abstract

Arthritis is a condition in which inflammation occurs in joints, but it is frequently happened in the knee. Knee arthritis will make it difficult to perform simple tasks like walking or ascending stairs. This study aims to detect the bending of the leg and provide movement for patients in need by creating a sensing machine such as a flex sensor. A flex sensor is a device that detects when something bends. Plastic and carbon are two components that can be used to create this sensor. The carbon surface is arranged on a plastic strip which when the strip is turned aside then the sensor's resistance is adjusted. To test the hypothesis that a flex sensor could detect the bending of the leg and provide movement for patients, the simulation of the flex sensor is created by Proteus. The theory from the simulation circuit is based on the resistance on the flex sensor and the recorded output voltage. The results showed higher the resistance recorded, the lower for output voltage. These results suggest that using the correct Arduino board types to solve the practical problem in doing simulation. Due to the LCD could not give the demand of output voltage.

Published
2021-08-07
How to Cite
Shahrizan, N. A., Musa, M., Abd Rahaman, N. S., Vajravelu, A., & Abd Wahab, M. H. (2021). ANALYSIS OF FLEX SENSOR OPERATION USING PROTEUS IN THE ARTHRITIS KNEE JOINT APPLICATION. International Journal of Advanced Computer Systems and Software Engineering, 2(3), 25-29. Retrieved from https://journal.scientiaca.org/index.php/ijacsse/article/view/232
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