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Metrological analysis of the human foot: 3D multisensor exploration
Author(s): A. Muñoz Potosi; J. Meneses Fonseca; J. León Téllez
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Paper Abstract

In the podiatry field, many of the foot dysfunctions are mainly generated due to: Congenital malformations, accidents or misuse of footwear. For the treatment or prevention of foot disorders, the podiatrist diagnoses prosthesis or specific adapted footwear, according to the real dimension of foot. Therefore, it is necessary to acquire 3D information of foot with 360 degrees of observation. As alternative solution, it was developed and implemented an optical system of threedimensional reconstruction based in the principle of laser triangulation. The system is constituted by an illumination unit that project a laser plane into the foot surface, an acquisition unit with 4 CCD cameras placed around of axial foot axis, an axial moving unit that displaces the illumination and acquisition units in the axial axis direction and a processing and exploration unit. The exploration software allows the extraction of distances on three-dimensional image, taking into account the topography of foot. The optical system was tested and their metrological performances were evaluated in experimental conditions. The optical system was developed to acquire 3D information in order to design and make more appropriate footwear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80117Q (2 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.903272
Show Author Affiliations
A. Muñoz Potosi, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
J. Meneses Fonseca, Univ. Industrial de Santander (Colombia)
Ctr. de Excelencia en Nuevos Materiales (Colombia)
J. León Téllez, Univ. del Cauca (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8011:
22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World
Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe, Editor(s)

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