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An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: A pilot study

Stefano Mazzoleni, PhD, et al.

Figure 2. First version of mock-up. Red line shows measuring platform for both sides and common position of great toe. ?? 2006 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from Mazzoleni S, Micera S, Romagnolo F, Dario F, Guglielmelli E. An ergonomic dynamometric foot platform for functional assessment in rehabilitation. Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics; 2006 Feb 20–22. p. 619–24.

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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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Mazzoleni S, Van Vaerenbergh J, Stokes E, Fazekas G, Dario P, Guglielmelli E. An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: A pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(6):949–60.
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