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Plantar pressure measurements using an in-shoe system and a pressure platform: A comparison

Chevalier, T.L. and Hodgins, H. and Chockalingam, N. (2010) Plantar pressure measurements using an in-shoe system and a pressure platform: A comparison. Gait and Posture, 31 (3). pp. 397-399. ISSN 0966-6362

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This study compared three different foot-pressure measurement methods to investigate whether these measurement methods could or should be used interchangeably. In-shoe pressure measurements using F-Scan system, shod and unshod pressure measurements using the MatScan system were taken for each of the 21 healthy subjects while performing walking trials using a two-step gait initiation protocol. Each foot was separated in three regions: forefoot (40), midfoot (30) and rearfoot (30) for further analysis. The parameters researched include average peak pressure, average peak force, timing and centre of pressure displacement. The in-shoe condition produced the highest values for the average peak force. However, the shod condition showed a trend for the highest average peak pressure. The F-Scan system consistently demonstrated slower timing values for all parameters, except one. Centre of pressure anterior/posterior trajectory was considerably shorter for the in-shoe gait condition. Consequently, the data cannot be extrapolated from one collection method to another. It is therefore recommended that a standardised collection method is utilised when pressure analysis is undertaken and that they are not used interchangeably. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By (since 1996) 11
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; controlled study; data analysis; female; forefoot; gait; human; intermethod comparison; male; pressure measurement; priority journal; shoe; walking, Analysis of Variance; Female; Foot; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Monitoring, Physiologic; Shoes; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted; Transducers, Pressure; Walking
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
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Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 22:27
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 12:26
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/712

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