Foot Pressure Distribution Variation in Pre-obese, Obese and Non-obese Individuals – Forensic Implications

*, Kewal Krishan and Kanchan, Tanuj (2015) Foot Pressure Distribution Variation in Pre-obese, Obese and Non-obese Individuals – Forensic Implications. The Open Obesity Journal, 7. pp. 10-11.

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Abstract

The present commentary refers to recent research on the plantar pressure distribution variation in pre-obese, obese and non-obese adult individuals. While the studies observe significant changes in the contact area in the mid foot region i.e. instep region, no statistically significant differences were observed in the pressure distribution of the fore-foot and hind-foot region among the pre-obese and non-obese groups. Thus, the pressure distribution of the sole of the individuals depends upon the body weight of the individuals. In this commentary, we emphasize that the results of these studies; besides their clinical implications, have applications in forensic sciences especially in the field of forensic podiatry too which is concerned with the examination of pedal evidence recovered at the crime scene.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantar pressure distribution, Forensic podiatry, Personal identification.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 06:21
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 06:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141992

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