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Analysis of Plantar Foot Pressure according to Insole Types during Treadmill Gait

트레드밀 보행시 인솔 형태 변화에 따른 족저압력 분석

  • Woo, Jung-Hwi (Division of Kinesiology, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Lee, Joong-Sook (Division of Kinesiology, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Yang, Jeong-Ok (Division of Kinesiology, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Lee, Bom-Jin (Division of Kinesiology, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Bae, Kang-Ho (Division of Kinesiology, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Han, Dong-Wook (Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University) ;
  • Park, Sang-Muk (Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Dongju College) ;
  • Bae, Jin-Woo (Foot Health Company, Ltd.)
  • 우정휘 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 웰빙체육학과) ;
  • 이중숙 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 웰빙체육학과) ;
  • 양정옥 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 웰빙체육학과) ;
  • 이범진 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 웰빙체육학과) ;
  • 배강호 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 웰빙체육학과) ;
  • 한동욱 (신라대학교 보건복지대학 물리치료학과) ;
  • 박상묵 (동주대학교 산학협력단) ;
  • 배진우 (풋헬스 주식회사)
  • Received : 2014.11.27
  • Accepted : 2015.03.16
  • Published : 2015.03.31

Abstract

Objective : The purpose of this study was to analyze the foot-pressure distribution of 2D(2 dimensional form) & 3D(3 dimensional form; a customized arch-fit for posture correction) insoles for assessing their biomechanical functionality. Background : Recently there has been increased interest in both foot health and foot pain patients. Analysis of the plantar pressure was often used to solve the problems of the foot displayed by such people as rheumatoid arthritis patients. Method : Subjects who participated in this study were 17 female university students who had no previous injury experience in lower limbs and a normal gait pattern. The shoe size of all subjects was 240 mm. Two models of insoles of 2D(typical flat insole - 2 dimensional form) and 3D(special production - 3 dimensional form) were selected for the test. Using the Pedar-X system and Pedar-X insoles, 4.0 km/h of walking speed, and a compilation of 50 steps walking stages were used to analyze foot-pressure distribution. Results : Results of the foot-pressure distribution and biomechanical functionality on each insole were as follows; analyses of mean plantar pressure, maximum plantar pressure, maximum vertical GRF, and plantar pressure curve shape all showed overall low plantar pressure and GRF. Conclusion : This can be evaluated as an excellent insole for low levels on the plantar pressure and GRF. Therefore, it is possible to conclude that according to this analysis the 3D Customized Arch-fit Insole was better than 2D insole on the basis of these criteria.

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