Plantar shear stress distributions: comparing actual and predicted frictional forces at the foot-ground interface.

Plantar shear stresses are believed to play a major role in diabetic ulceration. Due to the lack of commercial devices that can measure plantar shear distribution, a number of mathematical models have been developed to predict plantar frictional forces. This study assessed the accuracy of these models using a custom-built platform capable of measuring… CONTINUE READING