In-Shoe Pressure Distribution
under the Foot during Running
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These data were collected
from a comparative running shoe study. 22 subjects performed 5 repetitive
running trials across a force plate. 8 piezoceramic force transducers (3mm
x 3mm) under the foot were used to identify the plantar pressures in two
different running shoes. Peak tibial acceleration (PACC in g), maximum achilles
tendon angle (PRON in deg.), and maximum pronation velocity (PVEL in deg./s)
were also measured. For the two running shoes the PP-values represent the
maximum pressures under the heel. The pressure animation represents the averaged
and time normalized pressure patterns of the 22 subjects in both footwear
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.