In-shoe biaxial shear force measurement: The Kent shear system

  • F. Akhlaghi
  • M. G. Pepper
Rapid Publication

DOI: 10.1007/BF02511246

Cite this article as:
Akhlaghi, F. & Pepper, M.G. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. (1996) 34: 315. doi:10.1007/BF02511246


The Kent shear system is introduced and preliminary clinical results are presented. A technique utilising copolymer piezoelectric film has allowed the manufacture of biaxial in-shoe transducers capable of simultaneously measuring two orthogonal shear forces. Bipedal measurements are carried out inside everyday footwear over multiple footsteps.


Biaxial Bioengineering Biomechanics Gait analysis In-shoe Piezoelectric film Shear force Transducer 

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© IFMBE 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Akhlaghi
    • 1
  • M. G. Pepper
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronic Engineering LaboratoryThe University of KentCanterburyUK

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