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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: 27 Jun 2001 → 1 Jul 2001