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Title: Development of a tri-axial (vertical and shear) force measurement foot platform
Author: Arnold, Graham Phillip
Awarding Body: University of Dundee
Current Institution: University of Dundee
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract:
Plantar foot stress causing foot ulceration is a diabetic complication causing major economic burden throughout the world. It has long been thought that shear stresses on the plantar surface of the foot are a major contributing factor to the formation of these ulcers. Although there are many instruments available that measure the vertical foot pressure (vertical forces), there are currently no commercially available instruments to measure the horizontal or shear forces. It is the aim of this project to develop a platform instrument capable of measuring the three dimensional forces (i.e. vertical pressure and shear forces) across the plantar surface of the foot.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.578754  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Foot platform ; Tri-axial force ; Shear force
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