Footbed influences on posture and perceived feel

Thilina W. Weerasinghe, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke

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    Abstract

    Past studies have evaluated body postures when wearing high-heeled shoes. However, the effects of the various parameters that give the footbed its shape have not been investigated. This study determined the perceived feel and the associated postures with the different types of footbed shapes at two heel heights of 50 and 75 mm. Results show that a 10 degree wedge angle at 50 mm and an 18 degree wedge angle at 75 mm have the highest perceived feel during standing. The corresponding postures were significantly different from the others tested, suggesting that a well-designed footbed is a necessary condition to feel comfortable and to maintain good posture.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling - Third International Conference, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
    Pages220-227
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume6777 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period9/07/1114/07/11

    Keywords

    • Comfort
    • Footbed
    • Footwear
    • High-heels
    • Posture

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