Evaluating different footprint parameters as a predictor of arch height

Tzyy Yuang Shiang, Shin Hwa Lee, Shwn Jen Lee, Woei Chyn Chu*

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The functional mechanics of the human foot are greatly influenced by the structure of the foot, especially the height of the medial longitudinal arch. To predict the height of the arch, eight footprint parameters were evaluated. These parameters are arch length index, Staheli index, Chippaux-Smirak index, arch angle, footprint index, truncated arch index, arch index, and modified arch index. These variables provide an easily accessible and valid approach in classifying foot arch type to help people with abnormal foot structure prevent injury and to help athletes enhance their performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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