Measurement of foot plantar pressure (the pressure field that acts between the foot and the support surface during walking/running) is an important requirement in gait posture research for the diagnosis of lower limb problems and injury prevention in case of diabetic patients. The most important component of the plantar pressure measurement is the sensor. We propose to replace the current sensors with the comparatively much cheaper and more robust thin film of microcrystalline silicon, which is fabricated using aluminum induced crystallization. Developed technology will be highly beneficial in diabetic neuropathy. For a diabetic patient, foot ulceration may result due to excessive pressure in specific areas under foot, which needs to be sensed in real time in order to avoid the damage.