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:: Volume 16, Issue 3 (10-2008) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2008, 16(3): 1-10 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of Foot Anthropometric Measuremeants in Two Digital and Manual Approaches
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Abstract Introduction: These days in the world, most the anthropometric studies are performed in photographical methods and computer-based programs for each limb of the body. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the digital photographical method with manual method for foot anthropometry. Materials & methods: In this investigation, the images of 20 Iranian men’s feet were taken with a digital camera and analyzed using designed software, then the foot dimensions were measured. These dimensions were also measured in a manual method. Finally, the results of these two methods were analyzed by SPSS. Findings: There were not significant differences between these two methods, (p>0.05). Conclusion: This study demonstrates that digital photo anthropometry is an easy, economical, reliable, quick and precise method. The image archives can be reused in future by researches to gain other data’s, without referring to the subjects. Also, using this method for foot anthropometry with designation and medical goals is an appropriate substitute for traditional methods. This investgation can be an introduction for wider researches with modern methods in order to get Iranian anthropometry data bank for foot dimensions. According to wide usage of safety shoes in industries and workplaces. This method is recommended to determine foot percentiles of Iranian workers in order to design and manufacture suitable sizing of safety shoes in favorite forms and sizes.
Keywords: anthropometry, digital photography, foot, ergonomics
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/02/18 | Accepted: 2015/04/20 | Published: 2015/04/20
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Comparison of Foot Anthropometric Measuremeants in Two Digital and Manual Approaches. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2008; 16 (3) :1-10
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Volume 16, Issue 3 (10-2008) Back to browse issues page
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