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International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration (IJATEE)

ISSN (Print):2394-5443    ISSN (Online):2394-7454
Volume-6 Issue-59 October-2019
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Paper Title : Foot pressure measurement system and early detection of joint issues
Author Name : Abhishek Kenchgundi, Stuti Shah and Dinesh R. Damodar
Abstract :

To determine foot plantar pressure during the day to day activities and real-time analysis, one needs a compact system capable of measuring foot pressure and providing accurate results. This project presents a low cost, reliable, compact foot plantar pressure acquisition system which we are developing. Strengths and boundaries of present-day structures are discussed and a foot plantar pressure device is suitable for measuring excessive stress distributions under the foot with excessive accuracy and reliability. This device is primarily based on highly linear strain sensors without a hysteresis. Various applications would need a different number of sensors spread over inside the shoe-sole. In this work, our investigation is restricted to simple applications like measuring the foot pressure when the person is standing still, or the speed when the person is moving, or whether she/he is escalating up or down the stairs. Our Project provides unique insight on foot function, helping clinicians conduct more complete assessments and objectively evaluate treatments. It includes a small sensor module that determines the foot pressure distribution in actual time that allows us to visualize and analyze the information. At the end of the experiment, real-time results in the form of intensity graph and graphical data of pressure point with a particular weigh have been achieved. A reference study of this data with the ideal situation will lead us to the early detection of joint issues.

Keywords : Foot pressure measurement, Force sensing resistor, LabVIEW GUI, Universal size footsole.
Cite this article : Kenchgundi A, Shah S, Damodar DR. Foot pressure measurement system and early detection of joint issues. International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration. 2019; 6 (59): 241-247. DOI:10.19101/IJATEE.2019.650058.
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