Title: Classification of forefoot plantar pressure distribution in patients with diabetes: A biomechanical approach based on relative regional impulses and non-hierarchical clustering
Authors: Deschamps, Kevin
Matricali, Giovanni
Roosen, Philip
Desloovere, Kaat
Bruyninckx, Herman
Spaepen, Pieter
Nobels, Frank
Tits, Jos
Flour, Maria
Staes, Filip
Issue Date: 2013
Conference: Congres of the Intenrational Society of Biomechanics edition:24 location:Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil date:4-9 August 2013
Article number: Poster Session 2: 103
Abstract: This study aimed to identify groups of subjects with similar
patterns of forefoot loading and verify if patients with
diabetes (PwD) could be distinguished from non-diabetics.
Kmeans cluster analysis on the relative regional impulses
originating from 6 forefoot segments, led to the
identification of three distinct groups when considering only
non-diabetics and of four groups when taking into account
diabetics only or both populations together. An ‘exclusive’
pattern of PwD only was identified. The relevance of the
reported clusters was supported by differences observed
between groups when considering other parameters
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Organ Systems (+)
Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Biomechanics Section
Interdepartmental Platform Hospital Care
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel

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