Paper 10.338

A. Jurca et al., "DOROTHY Mass Foot Measurement Campaign", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 338-344,


DOROTHY Mass Foot Measurement Campaign



UCS d.o.o., Vrhnika, Slovenia


Mass foot measurement campaign, which took place in 11 European countries, was a part of DOROTHY, an EU funded RTD program, aimed at transforming the shoe industry and its related business model to strengthen Europe's ability to compete in terms of high added value for the customer. Scanning was performed by companies Alpina, Decathlon and Fidas and by institutes ITIA and LMS. 10676 feet were scanned with infoot 3d laser scanners. All collected data were checked, the corrupted scans were excluded from further analysis. Most significant foot dimensions were extracted by UCS Grafomat software, stored in a database and finally analyzed with statistical analysis tools. Foot analysis was performed separately for children, adult male and adult female subjects. Feet were classified in different classes for the most important feet measurements. With cluster analysis the population was divided into three clusters: every foot was appointed to the cluster with the closest cluster center of four measurements.
Dorothy foot database is probably the largest European 3D foot scan database. Conclusions of the feet analysis reveal new findings of the human foot dimensions. The most surprising conclusions of the analysis are high foot width and foot height dispersions, which show the need for various widths of the same shoe model and size. Feet analysis shows low foot width-height correlation, which means that a wide foot is not necessarily a high foot. Measurement campaign and mass data analysis should provide important data for producing mass customized shoes, to fully personalize the shoe to individual customer's desires and feet dimensions and also to create better fit of standard mass produced shoes. Result of the analysis should help shoe manufacturers to better fit their production to different customer needs and requirements.


3D foot measurements, foot database, foot dimensions analysis


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Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 338-344

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