Transducers for foot pressure measurement: survey of recent developments

  • J. Cobb
  • D. J. Claremont
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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 measurement Force In-shoe measurement Pressure transducers 

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© IFMBE 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cobb
    • 1
  • D. J. Claremont
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Computing and ElectronicsBournemouth UniversityDorsetUK

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