Smart connected knee brace
Product developed in the context of the China Hardware Innovation Camp led by the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).
Client: EPFL+ECAL Lab & HEIG-VD
This connected kneebrace is a personal coach dedicated to the sportsmen during their home rehab process after a knee injury.
The knee rehab is a major issue according to the Swiss Medical Review. The patients are not well mentored when they practice at home. This is the main factor that explains the recurrence of injuries.
The sensors, integrated into the knitted fabric, transmit data to an app via the device and a bluetooth connection. The app will tell you which exercises to do, counts the number of occurencies and measures the angle of the flexion.