centre of pressure


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centre of pressure

imaginary point calculated by adding up the moments of the fluid (liquid or gas) pressure, or drag, of all segments of a body or object.

centre of pressure

; CP point within the base of support through which the full ground reaction force acts
  • pathway of CP the trace across the plantar surface representing the line followed by CG (as the foot bears weight in relation to forward movement) from the lateral plantar border of the heel and midfoot, across the forefoot (from lateral to medial) and thence to the hallux pulp

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571 Table III--Pearsons r coefficient among variation ([DELTA]) of centre of pressure ([DELTA] COP) and myoelectrical activity of Tibialis Anterior and Peroneus Longus.
Restoring centre of pressure excursion in partial foot amputees using toe-off-style orthoses [dissertation].
Absolute deviation in left/right left/right direction; Total travelled way of the centre of pressure or COP.
C is the centre of pressure of the resultant of feet/ ground reactions.
Using the definition of centre of mass (COM) like the point where the entire weight of the body is concentrated, or the point in a body about which all the parts exactly balance each other, it can be possible to distinguish the centre of mass from the centre of gravity (COG) or from the centre of pressure (COP).
Freitas et al recorded the centre of pressure (COP) position of 14 older and 14 younger adults during prolonged standing (30min) and quiet stance tasks (60s).
Gait analysis of slope walking: a study on step length, stride width, time factors and deviation in the centre of pressure, Acta Medica Okayama 45: 179-84.

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