Individual differences in contact pressure on the dorsal surface of the foot during gait

Shin Takesue, Ping Yeap Loh, Satoshi Muraki, Shinsuke Hamanaka, Atsushi Yamada, Kouichi Ikegami, Kenki Wada, Hiroshi Furutachi

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Abstract

The main objective of this study was to examine how contact pressure on the dorsal surface of the foot changes with varying shapes. Ten healthy young men (22.1 ± 0.6 years) with independent walking ability were recruited in this study. We measured the anthropometric characteristics of the foot. Shoe size for the experiment was individually decided based on the obtained anthropometric data. Subsequently, FlexiForce® sensors were attached to the dorsal side of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (P1), intermediate cuneiform (P2), and pternion (P3) to measure the contact pressure during walking. In addition, foot switch sensors were used to determine the gait cycle. At P2, some participants with a higher foot height showed a lower increase in contact pressure during the loading response or pre-swing phases than did participants with a lower foot height. The observed distribution of the contact pressure on the dorsal foot might be caused by the change in the shape of the shoes and the foot joint movement during walking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume VII
Subtitle of host publicationErgonomics in Design, Design for All, Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design, Affective Design
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages216-219
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319960708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 30 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume824
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period8/26/188/30/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Takesue, S., Loh, P. Y., Muraki, S., Hamanaka, S., Yamada, A., Ikegami, K., Wada, K., & Furutachi, H. (2019). Individual differences in contact pressure on the dorsal surface of the foot during gait. In S. Bagnara, R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, T. Alexander, & Y. Fujita (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume VII: Ergonomics in Design, Design for All, Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design, Affective Design (pp. 216-219). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 824). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96071-5_22