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Title: A study of pressure and shear force at the foot/shoe interface- a review of the literature
Author: Joshi, Swapneel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 0908
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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In individuals with diabetes mellitus, foot ulceration presents one of the most important risk factors in lower limb amputation. The investigation of foot ulceration is in-turn dependent on the study of plantar pressure and shear forces acting at the foot. The purpose of this study was to determine and assess the feasibility of the available methods and techniques to measure 'plantar pressure' and 'shear stresses' acting at the foot/shoe interface. From earlier studies using force-plate systems it can be concluded that the simultaneous measurement of 'shear stress' and 'pressure' is crucial in the diagnosis of plantar ulceration. However, methods to quantify both in conjunction with each other in an in-shoe situation are not well demonstrated. Investigations revealed various methods and processes to measure 'pressure' but on the other hand there seems to be a comparative lack in information of the procedures to 'measure shear stresses.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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