Comparison of the adult diabetic foot with the normal adult foot using passive torque vs range-of-motion measurement

William L. Buford, T. Nakamura, Kevin M. Charron, Paul J. Hume, Steven D. Brown, Saul G. Trevlno, Rita M. Patterson

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Abstract

The comparison of the adult diabetic foot with the normal adult foot using passive torque vs range-of-motion measurement was presented. A cantilever beam strain gauge provided the torque signal and a precision single-turn potentiometer provided plantarflexion-dorsiflexion angle to a two-channel portable pc data acquisition system. It was suggested that the adult diabetic feet absorb more energy during cyclic motion and are stiffer in the terminal regions than normal adult feet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-594
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume50
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20011 Jul 2001

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