Injury prevention

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The present study aimed to produce a new comprehensive measurement system to clarify the effect of shoe insoles on human dynamic action such. This measuring system includes 3D foot scanner and foot pressure mat combined with strength measurement device. The latter combined device allowed measuring the underneath foot pressure change during strength exertion. Through a pilot work, we tried to extract the effect of insoles on maximum back strength exertions. Among five types of insoles, three participants consistently exhibited the largest back strength when wearing an insole having serially support three arches in the hind foot. This finding might confirm our proposed the current measuring system is capable to detect the effect of insoles on human dynamic action such as the back strength.