Advanced techniques to study foot pressure of healthy young adults

Al-Daffaie, Kadhem and Chong, Albert K. (2019) Advanced techniques to study foot pressure of healthy young adults. In: 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Systems (ICISS 2019), 16-19 Mar 2019 , Tokyo, Japan.


This research introduces an innovative alternative statistical methodology to improve the way of conducting human gait analysis using advanced foot pressure capture technology. The developed approach is more efficient than the most commonly used approaches in the field. It enables experts to achieve more accurate results. In addition, it requires less efforts, cost and time.

A study was carried out to approve the efficiency of that methodology. Five healthy young adults were voluntary recruited and data were recorded using 300E F-scan insole-sensors. Contact area (CA) and peak pressure (PP) from ten foot regions, i.e. heel, midfoot, first metatarsal (MTH1), second metatarsal (MTH2), third metatarsal (MTH3), fourth metatarsal (MTH4), fifth metatarsal (MTH5), hallux, second toe and third-fifth toes, were analysed.

For all of the 20 parameters studied, the proposed approach achieved more accurate results than that used commonly in the literature.

Moreover, our findings indicated that the heel and midfoot regions had the first two highest values of contact area (CA), while the 2nd toe and 3-5th toes regions had the lowest two values. On the other hand, the regions of the heel and hallux had the biggest values of peak pressure (PP). Whereas, the regions of the 2nd toe and 3-5th toes had the lowest two values.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 07:41
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 06:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced foot pressure technology; human gait analysis; contact area; peak pressure; data combining; data weighting.
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010401 Applied Statistics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1145/3322645.3322652

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