A Wearable Plantar Pressure Measurement System: Design Specifications and First Experiments with an Amputee

  • Xuegang Wang
  • Qining Wang
  • Enhao Zheng
  • Kunlin Wei
  • Long Wang
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 194)


In this paper, we present a wearable plantar pressure measurement system for locomotion mode recognition. The proposed system is implemented with four force sensors in each shoe to measure different given position pressure. By phase-dependent pattern recognition, we get reliable classification results of the six investigated modes for a below-knee amputee subject. The satisfactory recognition performances show the prospect of the integration of the proposed system with powered prostheses used for lower-limb amputees.


Plantar pressure locomotion mode recognition wearable system below-knee amputee 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuegang Wang
    • 1
  • Qining Wang
    • 1
  • Enhao Zheng
    • 1
  • Kunlin Wei
    • 2
  • Long Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Control Laboratory, College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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