Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 1 (February 2022)

Page No.: 4095-4101

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2021.210

Reliability of OHM 3000 Plantar Pressure System for Measurement of Plantar Pressures in Healthy Indian Population

Neha SAWANT 1, Sanket VAIDYA 2.

*1 Research Associate, Department of Research, Kan Innovations Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

2 BPT, Department of Research, Kan Innovations Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding author:  Dr. Neha SAWANT (PT), Research Associate, Department of Research, Kan Innovations Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.   E-Mail: nehas@kaninnovations.com; neha8188@gmail.com


Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine intra and inter-session repeatability and reliability of OHM 3000 for reporting static and dynamic pressures in healthy Indian population.

Methods:  Using OHM 3000, twenty-eight healthy adults who did not present any gait abnormalities or musculoskeletal conditions were assessed one week apart for static and dynamic pressure. Bipedal stance test was used for assessing static variables- maximum pressure, average pressure, contact area, and weight distribution; whereas dynamic test was used for assessing dynamic variables- maximum pressure, average pressure, and contact area. Each participant performed three trials under supervision of each investigator.

Results: Reliability was devised using ICC values and coefficient of variance for static and dynamic variables. ICC values for static and dynamic variables were reported to range between 0.88 to 0.94 and 0.61 to 0.98 respectively.  Covariance values were reported to be lower than 13% in static and dynamic pressures recorded by both investigators.

Conclusion: The study reports that OHM 3000 is a reliable device for assessing static and dynamic pressure in healthy adults demonstrating moderate to good reliability.

Keywords: Gait, Foot, Plantar Pressure.


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Cite this article: Neha SAWANT, Sanket VAIDYA.  Reliability of OHM 3000 Plantar Pressure System for Measurement of Plantar Pressures in Healthy Indian Population. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(1):4095-4101. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2021.210