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Pedobarography is the study of pressure fields acting between the plantar surface of the foot and a supporting surface.

Used most often for biomechanical analysis of gait and posture, pedobarography is employed in a wide range of applications including sports biomechanics and gait biometrics.

Devices fall into two main categories: (i) floor-based, and (ii) in-shoe. The underlying technology is diverse, ranging from piezoelectric sensor arrays to light refraction, but the ultimate form of the data generated by all modern technologies is either a 2D image or a 2D image time series of the pressures acting under the plantar surface of the foot.

Pedobarography is also used in a variety of other clinical situations including: diabetic foot, post-surgery biomechanical assessment and orthotics design. In addition to clinical applications, Pedobarography continues to be used in the laboratory to understand the mechanisms governing human gait and posture.

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