Center of pressure variations in high-heeled shoes

Thilina W. Weerasinghe, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke

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    Abstract

    The way in which a person's foot contacts a shoe surface can have short-term and long-term effects on the whole body. Most previous research on footwear has been carried out using commercially available shoes, and as a result the surface of the shoe with which the foot interacts has not been systematically investigated. A recent invention has allowed the design parameters of a shoe to be investigated. The wedge angle and midfoot conditions were varied, and their effects were modeled with psychophysical relationships. The results show that perceived feelings are closely related to the location of the center of pressure.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
    Pages1640-1643
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: 19 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    ISSN (Print)1071-1813

    Conference

    Conference55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period19/09/1123/09/11

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