At CuraFoot Clinic our experts measure foot pressure and how it is distributed across the bottom of the foot. This allows us to identify appropriate solutions for foot dysfunction.
Pedobarography is the study of pressure fields acting between the plantar surface of the foot and a supporting surface. Used most often for biomechanical analysis of gait and posture, pedobarography is employed in a wide range of applications including sports biomechanics and gait biometrics.
Devices fall into two main categories: (i) floor-based, and (ii) in-shoe. The underlying technology is diverse, ranging from piezoelectric sensor arrays to light refraction, but the ultimate form of the data generated by all modern technologies is either a 2D image or a 2D image time series of the pressures acting under the plantar surface of the foot.
Pedobarography is also used in a variety of other clinical situations including: diabetic foot, post-surgery biomechanical assessment and orthotics design. In addition to clinical applications, Pedobarography continues to be used in the laboratory to understand the mechanisms governing human gait and posture.