CONSTRUCTION OF SENSOR INSOLES FOR PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

  • Susana C. Domenech
  • Noé G. Borges Jr.
  • Daniela J. S. Mattos
  • Lucas Borges
  • Luana Bendo
  • Valdir Soldi
  • Valtencir Zucolotto
  • Luiz H. C. Mattoso
Keywords: instrumentation, biomechanics, sensor insoles

Abstract

Plantar pressure measurements are used to quantify static and dynamic pressures as a measure of foot function during gait1. In spite several technologies of plantar pressure measurement have been developed in the last years1, most are costly specialized equipments that present some limitations, such as short life time (corrosion or damage of the base circuit during use), operational complexity and measurement errors caused by the (high) thickness of sensor insoles. In addition, concomitant measurement of temperature is not possible at commercial equipments. This work describes the development of a sensor insole system for the measurement of plantar pressure and temperature, in real time.
Published
2007-12-12
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation