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An indentation apparatus for evaluating discomfort and pain thresholds in conjunction with mechanical properties of foot tissue in vivo

Shuping Xiong, PhD, et al.


Figure 1. Mechanical configuration of automatic tissue tester: (a) front view and (b) top view.

This article describes an apparatus for measuring the discomfort and pain thresholds and the mechanical properties of human tissues. The apparatus is automatic, flexible and cost-effective, and test results indicate that it is accurate and reliable. Applications of the apparatus include detecting foot tissue abnormalities, developing orthopedic footwear and accessories, and providing information for building finite element models.

Volume 47 Number 7, 2010
   Pages 629 — 642


This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Xiong S, Goonetilleke RS, Witana CP, Rodrigo WDAS. An indentation apparatus for evaluating discomfort and pain thresholds in conjunction with mechanical properties of foot tissue in vivo. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010; 47(7): 629-42.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2009.09.0152

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