Gender differences in foot morphology of Middle Eastern adults using close-range photogrammetry technique

Al-Kharaz, Ali A. and Chong, Albert (2021) Gender differences in foot morphology of Middle Eastern adults using close-range photogrammetry technique. In: 11th IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE 2021), 3-4 Apr 2021, Malysia.


Abstract

Foot morphology is essential for forensics, orthotic design and the manufacturing of footwear. Race, body mass index and environmental factors influence the length, breadth, girth and height of both male and female feet. This study aimed to measure the differences in foot dimensions between Middle Eastern men and women using close-range photogrammetry. A total of 14 dimensions of the right foot were measured in 18 males and 15 females. The results (length (foot, truncated foot, arch and height at 50% foot), breadth (foot, heel, mid-foot and bimalleolar), height (navicular and ankle joint) and girth (ball and heel)) showed significant gender differences. However, there were no significant differences in outside ball-of-foot length and instep length. These gender differences in the shape characteristics of Middle Eastern adults should be taken into account when designing orthotics and manufacturing footwear.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 05:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: foot morphology, footwear, close-range photogrammetry, gender, foot measurement
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110601 Biomechanics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080106 Image Processing
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420701 Biomechanics
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4603 Computer vision and multimedia computation > 460306 Image processing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280115 Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42089

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