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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9884-9912; doi:10.3390/s120709884
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Foot Plantar Pressure Measurement System: A Review

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Received: 15 May 2012 / Revised: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 23 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)

Abstract

Foot plantar pressure is the pressure field that acts between the foot and the support surface during everyday locomotor activities. Information derived from such pressure measures is important in gait and posture research for diagnosing lower limb problems, footwear design, sport biomechanics, injury prevention and other applications. This paper reviews foot plantar sensors characteristics as reported in the literature in addition to foot plantar pressure measurement systems applied to a variety of research problems. Strengths and limitations of current systems are discussed and a wireless foot plantar pressure system is proposed suitable for measuring high pressure distributions under the foot with high accuracy and reliability. The novel system is based on highly linear pressure sensors with no hysteresis.
Keywords: foot plantar pressure; pressure sensor; wireless system foot plantar pressure; pressure sensor; wireless system
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Abdul Razak, A.H.; Zayegh, A.; Begg, R.K.; Wahab, Y. Foot Plantar Pressure Measurement System: A Review. Sensors 2012, 12, 9884-9912.

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