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Different in-shoe devices for partial weight bearing

Reiff, A. L (2016) Different in-shoe devices for partial weight bearing. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

Partial weight bearing is often part of the instructions during rehabilitation of patients with fractures or after reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity. To define the optimal weight-bearing load and maximize compliance is difficult. Biofeedback is an option, and can be done in various ways by using scales, weighing feel by hand or weight-measuring insoles. Over the last few years many insoles have been developed. The purpose of this study is to compare the different devices that are currently used. A literature search was performed and a list of criteria was designed to see which insoles have the best specifications. Pedar, OpenGo, F-scan and Orpyx LogR had the best specifications and are discussed in more detail. It can be concluded that the Pedar and F- scan are the most reliable, but they are also extremely expensive. The OpenGo and Opryx LogR are slightly less reliable than the Pedar and F-scan, but can still be used for research and clinical use. These devices are much cheaper, but still are expensive for daily use. We conclude that various measuring insoles with biofeedback are in use, with different levels of reliability. The most reliable insoles are very costly, but even the less reliable insole due to the price are not yet available for common use.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/14470

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