Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 525–532

Transducers for foot pressure measurement: survey of recent developments

Authors

  • J. Cobb
    • Department of Applied Computing and ElectronicsBournemouth University
  • D. J. Claremont
    • Department of Applied Computing and ElectronicsBournemouth University
Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF02522509

Cite this article as:
Cobb, J. & Claremont, D.J. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. (1995) 33: 525. doi:10.1007/BF02522509

Abstract

Recent advances in the development of transducers for the measurement of vertical and shear forces acting on the plantar surface of the foot are reviewed. Barefoot and in-shoe discrete and matrix transducers are reviewed in terms of structure, operation, performance and limitations. Examples of capacitive, piezoelectric, optical, conductive and resistive types of transducer are presented. Where available, the current clinical status is specified.

Keywords

Foot pressure measurementForceIn-shoe measurementPressure transducers

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