Human foot plantar surface shape change during gait

AL-Baghdadi, Jasim Ahmed Ali and Chong, Albert K. and McDougall, Kevin and Milburn, Peter and Newsham-West, Richard (2013) Human foot plantar surface shape change during gait. In: 31st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS 2013), 7-11 Jul 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Abstract

Accurate shapes of the human foot plantar surface for various phases of gait (heel-strike, midstance and toe-off) are necessary to determine the physical features of the foot in motion. This type of information may be important in the understanding of the movement of the foot in the confined spaces inside shoes. Currently, there is no accurate method available to study the shape of the plantar aspect of the foot inside shoes during gait. Therefore it is necessary to develop a technique to determine plantar foot shape change of bare-footed gaits. The results show that the method developed can be used to obtain accurate measurement of the foot plantar surface change during gait. These measurements can be used to analyse the plantar surface characteristics which may be useful for the design of shoes.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 12:37
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 03:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D surface; plantar dimension; plantar shape; point cloud; video imaging
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25082

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