Intelligent footwear system for continuous dynamic Foot monitoring in daily activities based on fabric pressure sensors

Lin Shu, Xiaoming Tao, David D. Feng

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Foot conditions are useful measures in footwear evaluation, athletic training, clinical gait analysis and pathology foot diagnosis. However, many of the present systems for foot monitoring are clumsy thus cannot be used for uncontrolled dynamic activities such as longterm outdoor use. This paper presents the development of an intelligent footwear system, which is able to measure and record, during daily activities, spatial and temporal plantar pressure distributions, in-shoe temperature and humidity, center of pressure (COP), and 3-axis accelerations. It demonstrated satisfactory accuracy, repeatability and wearing comfort, and has been used for 24-hour continuous monitoring of foot conditions of human subjects in uncontrolled daily activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Conference Proceedings
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventInternational Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science 2011 - Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 201113 Oct 2011


ConferenceInternational Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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