Development of an Embedded Foot Pressure Measurement System Using Time Division Measurement Method

시분할 측정기법을 이용한 임베디드 족압 측정 시스템 설계

  • 김시경 (공주대학교 정보통신공학부)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


In this paper, an embedded foot pressure measurement system is proposed to measure foot pressure based on the embedded Linux system. To measure foot pressure data and to evaluate foot pressure distribution for the different insoles, FSR sensor, A/D converter, iPAQ PDA, and a time division measurement method are employed in the system. Utilizing this system, the foot pressure analysis has been performed for the different four shoes. The number of foot pressure/voltage conversion circuits are drastically decreased by the proposed time division measurement method from 406 to 14. The experimental results for the sandal, slipper, oxford shoes and sneakers demonstrate that the proposed system successfully performs the foot pressure measurement.



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