Nabil Maalej, H. Zhu, John G. Webster, W. J. Tompkins, J. J. Wertsch, P. Bach-y-Rita

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The performance of the Interlink force sensor for measuring force under insensate feet of diabetics has been tested. Embedded in a rubber insole, seven of these sensors measure the force under high-pressure points on the sole of the foot during walking. In sensor operation, force compresses a conductive polymer film against a printed conductive pattern and hence decreases the resistance of the sensor. Using the described sensor and electronics, an umbilical system has been constructed to monitor the pressure under the center of the heel, the five metatarsal heads, and the big toe of each foot. The response of the sensor under the center of the heel for two consecutive steps is shown.

Original languageBritish English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1987


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