FEET4FEET – Plantar pressure and kinematics of the healthy and painful foot
by Niki Stolwijk
In this PhD thesis, the development of a normalization technique in which the pressure data is scaled to a standard foot size and progression angle is described and tested. With the use of this normalization technique it is possible to compare te pressure distribution pattern between subjects at a sensor level. Furthermore it opens the doors for the use of more sophisticated analysis techniques, such as regression analysis or principal component analysis.
The main goal of this thesis is to demonstrate that the newly developed normalization technique gives insight into the plantar pressure distribution pattern in healthy and pathological feet to evaluate common treatment modalities for forefoot pain such as insoles and surgical claw toe correction.