Characterization of foot morphology through 3D optical measures

Ezio Preatoni, Renato Rodano, Roberto Squadrone, Dario Cazzola, Marco Mazzola, Giancarlo Moroni, Giuseppe Andreoni, Antonio Pedotti

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The aims of this work were: the definition of an experimental protocol for foot shape anthropometry characterization through advanced 3D scanning technologies; the assessment of the effects of load and position on foot morphology; the creation of a consistent database of both anatomical and standard shoemaking measures. 3D foot shapes from 89 subjects were captured by using a stereophotogrammetric scanning system. A set of dedicated measures were extracted from each individual foot in 5 different conditions in terms of lower limbs position and load. Results gave some interesting indications concerning foot morphology and suggested that position and load do not seem to deeply affect foot measures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventDigital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition - Pittsburgh, PA, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 200819 Jun 2008


ConferenceDigital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityPittsburgh, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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