Original Scientific Paper
Authors: Maneesh Kumar Mishra, Pascal Bruniaux, Guillaume Tartare, Christine Campagne
Key words: 3D graphical process, 3D insole model, foot morphology, foot anthropometry, customized insole
Regardless of the objectives of the study, whether it is the morphological classification of the feet or the customization of products such as orthopedic insoles or appropriate footwear for atypical feet, it is the imperative to find a rational method for detecting the anthropometric points and curves. The studies explaining the anthropometry of the foot are very few and in some cases present contradictions in the measurements between the manual and automatic scanning processes. In addition, our goal was to implement a non-contact measurement method to detect the anthropometric points of feet. This method proposes different tracking techniques using different adjustable planes. In a 3D graphical process, the morphological curves have been located with the help of these anthropometrics points and allowed the identification of the foot by their measurements. These measurements were compared with those obtained by a 3D foot scanner to validate the detection method of anthropometric points and improve it by employing these scanners.