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Comment published on 13 March 2013, see Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3527-3529.

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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9884-9912;

Foot Plantar Pressure Measurement System: A Review

School of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 3032, Australia
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40000, Malaysia
School of Sport and Exercise Science (SES) and Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 3032, Australia
Centre for Industrial Collaboration, School of Microelectronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Arau 02600, Malaysia
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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)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: foot plantar pressure; pressure sensor; wireless system foot plantar pressure; pressure sensor; wireless system
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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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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