In-Shoe Pressure Distribution under
the Foot during Running
Biomechanik Labor Essen
These data were collected
from a comparative running shoe study. 22 subjects performed in each of 19
running shoe models 5 repetitive running trials at a speed of 3.3 m/s. 8
piezoceramic force transducers (3mm x 3mm) under the foot were used to identify
the plantar pressures in the 19 different running shoes. The pressure animation
represents the averaged and time normalized pressure patterns of all subjects
in all footwear conditions. Thus, the animation is based on a total of 2090
individual pressure measurements (22 subjects * 19 footwear conditions *
5 repetitive trials).
More details about this study (comparison of 19 commercially
available running shoes) are reported in
- Hennig, E. M., & Milani, T. L. (1995). In-shoe pressure distribution
for running in various types of footwear. Journal of Applied Biomechanics,
11(3), 299-310. (Download publication)
More information on the properties of the piezoceramic transducers
- Hennig, E. M., Cavanagh, P. R., Albert, H., & Macmillan, N.
H. (1982). A piezoelectric method of measuring the vertical contact stress
beneath the human foot. J. Biomed. Eng., 4(July), 213-222.
- Hennig, E. (1988). Piezoelectric sensors. In J. G. Webster (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation (pp. 2310-2319). New
York: J. Wiley & Sons.