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Title: An in-shoe force measurement system utilising PZT tri-axial piezoelectric transducers and charge multiplexers
Author: Geng, Zhiguang
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a tri-axial in-shoe force measurement system using single element PZT piezoelectric transducers and charge multiplexing system. The system is expected to be applied in the area of clinical gait analysis, where it will provide an effective tool in the diagnosis of foot problems and the evaluation of the efficacy of treatment.A review of methodologies and technologies for the plantar force measurement and their advantages and limitations have been provided. Based upon this review the method of developing a minimal tri-axial force transducer with single piezoelectric element has been proposed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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