loadsol®: plantar normal force inside footwear
The loadsol system* enables the measurement of the normal ground reaction force on the plantar surface of the foot in both standing and dynamic movements. Utilizing one flexible, flat sensor which covers the entire plantar surface of the foot, loadsol measures the force between the foot and the shoe, regardless of which part of the foot is in contact with the insole. The loadsol sensor is based on new patented technology and due to its linear properties also measures partial loads accurately.
The loadsol is used for applications where the capture of the total force on the foot is needed. The loadsol does not capture the local pressure distribution under the foot. For this application novel’s pedar system is the gold standard.
loadsol technology has matchbox-sized electronics and communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth with a smartphone. The force values are displayed on the smartphone in real time. The user can receive immediate biofeedback regarding the load on the foot via an auditory, visual, or vibratory signal. The measured data can be stored on the smartphone and to a cloud or a data server, and additionally transferred to a computer for a more detailed analysis. Long-term measurements allow the evaluation of various parameters.