Pilot study: Assessing repeatability of the EcoWalk platform resistive pressure sensors to measure plantar pressure during barefoot standing

Martha Zequera, Oscar Perdomo, Carlos Wilches, Pedro Vizcaya

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Abstract

Plantar pressure provides useful information to assess the feet's condition. These systems have emerged as popular tools in clinical environment. These systems present errors and no compensation information is presented by the manufacturer, leading to uncertainty in the measurements. Ten healthy subjects, 5 females and 5 males, were recruited. Lateral load distribution, antero-posterior load distribution, average pressure, contact area, and force were recorded. The aims of this study were to assess repeatability of the EcoWalk system and identify the range of pressure values observed in the normal foot. The coefficient of repeatability was less than 4% for all parameters considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012029
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume450
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Conference in the biennial Sensors and Their Applications - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: Sep 16 2013Sep 18 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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