Paper A12.060

A. Luximon et al., "Development of Low Cost Foot Scanner Using Foot Model", in Proc. of 1st Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, 2012, pp. 60-63,


Development of Low Cost Foot Scanner Using Foot Model


Ameersing LUXIMON 1, Zhang YIFAN 1, Ma XIAO 1, Yan LUXIMON 2

1 Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong;
2 School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Three dimensional laser scanners are becoming popular for 3D shape generation. These systems are relatively expensive and hence cheaper alternatives will help manufacturers to collect sufficient data to deliver consumer goods such as footwear economically. Luximon and Goonetilleke (2004) discussed a foot shape prediction model using simple anthropometric measures. The predicted shape had a mean accuracy of 2.1mm for the left foot and 2.4mm for the right foot. Luximon et al. (2005) proposed two methods to generate an individual 3D foot shape from 2D information are proposed. Using the first method, they were able to predict individual shape to within a mean absolute error of 1.36mm for the left foot and 1.37 mm for the right foot. Using the second method, the prediction was to a mean absolute error of 1.02mm for the left foot and 1.02 mm for the right foot. This paper discusses how the similarities and differences in the foot can be used to predict foot shape and hence develop cheap foot scanner.


Mass customization, Footwear, Foot outline, Fitting, Foot shape modeling


Full paper: A12.060.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST A2012, 17-18 Apr. 2012, Tokyo, Japan
Pages: 60-63

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