This study compares the validity and reliability of normal force and pressure measurements obtained using the EMED and F-Scan insole systems. Pressure measurements were obtained from both insole systems using a series of bench tests as well as dynamic testing with four subjects walking on a treadmill. Although pressure and normal force values measured with the EMED insole demonstrated a high level of validity and reliability, the validity and reliability of the F-Scan insole was less than satisfactory for certain measurements. The results of this study raise serious questions regarding the ability of the F-Scan insole system to accurately measure normal force and, as a result, plantar pressures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- In-shoe measurements
- Plantar pressures
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