This article presents a platform for force/torque measurements on the foot of human subjects. The device, which can be used to perform accurate quantitative measurements during the initiation of a predefined set of activities of daily living tasks, is aimed at performing functional assessment tests in poststroke patients undergoing a rehabilitation treatment. The measurements of ground reaction forces can be performed in the early stages of rehabilitation and can provide information on the motor recovery of each poststroke patient. Such information can help clinical staff choose the most appropriate rehabilitation treatment.
Volume 49 Number 6, 2012
Pages 949 — 960
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