Foot shape modeling

Ameersing Luximon, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke

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    Abstract

    This study is an attempt to show how a "standard" foot can be parameterized using foot length, foot width, foot height, and a measure of foot curvature so that foot shape can be predicted using these simple anthropometric measures. The prediction model was generated using 40 Hong Kong Chinese men, and the model was validated using a different group of 25 Hong Kong Chinese men. The results show that each individual foot shape may be predicted to a mean accuracy of 2.1 mm for the left foot and 2.4 mm for the right foot. Application of this research includes the potential design and development of custom footwear without the necessity of expensive 3-D scanning of feet.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)304-315
    Number of pages12
    JournalHuman Factors
    Volume46
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2004

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