The Development of the Plantar Pressure Sensor Shoes for Gait Analysis
Masaki Hirasawa, Hidetaka Okada, and Makoto Shimojo
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
Humans are the only living things which make a erect bipedalism. We are evolving the lower extremity – below a pelvis, and gained the more complicated and more sophisticated gait pattern.
In the area of the biomechanics or the rehabilitation, movement analysis instrument has been developed. However, almost of them are attended with the feeling of a constraint, or the measurement place will be limited.
We tried to make sensor shoes which can survey operation of the leg without a feeling of a restraint as much as possible.
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