Medical doctors and
podiatrists have been using plantar pressure for the evaluation of the foot
loading in regard to foot biomechanics and foot health for decades. High
plantar pressure can cause pain and foot injury such as plantar ulcer during
walking. Two types of systems are suitable for pressure capture and they are
commonly known as floor mat or floor pad and in-shoe pad. For the floor-mat
system pressure values are displayed as image which does not depict the foot
shape. Therefore, shortcoming of this system for plantar pressure recording
during walking is that the location of the pressure value related to the
plantar surface is only approximate. A research was conducted to determine
whether markers can be placed on the plantar surface and their positions
identifiable on the pressure image. This paper describes the technique for
matching the plantar shape to the pressure image during walking.
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