Limitations of current 3D foot scanning systems for foot geometry evaluation in high-heeled postures

Frances K.W. Wan, Kit Lun Yick, Ka Lai Yeung, Winnie W.M. Yu, Kris W.N. Wong

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Abstract

A number of 3D foot scanning systems that enable fast, dense and easy foot measurements are now available in the market. This study aims to investigate the possibility of adopting market available 3D scanning systems for 3D foot geometry evaluation in heel elevated conditions. In this study, the working principle, characteristics, strengths and limitations of available 3D foot scanning systems in the current market are reviewed. A pilot study has been carried out to evaluate the scanning performance of a typical 3D foot scanner and a general-purpose laser scanner in acquiring 3D foot scans for subjects who are standing (1) flat on floor/scanning platform, and with their heels uplifted by (2) 1 cm, (3) 5 cm and (4) 8 cm respectively. Incorrect measurements and missing data are observed in the 3D scans obtained from the 3D foot scanner once the heel was uplifted, while the other scanning system takes too long to scan, which might result in data inconsistencies due to participant fatigue. Possible solutions are suggested for acquiring 3D foot geometry in heel-elevated conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2014 - 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
PublisherBinary Information Press
Pages702-708
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/08/148/08/14

Keywords

  • 3D foot scanning
  • 3D laser scanners
  • Foot geometry
  • High-heeled

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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