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Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing of Customized Insoles
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 74-79
Chung-Neng Huang, National University of Tainan
Ming-Yih Lee, Chang-Guang University
Chong-Ching Chang, National University of Tainan
Manufacturing customized insoles usually requires casting plantar contours with materials such as gypsum or plaster. Technicians or physicians must then finish the work to make sure the molds properly fit a person's feet. This is time-consuming and costly, and the molds are unalterable. Also, this process lacks plantar pressure data as a reference for corrective therapy. To overcome these drawbacks, a new method integrates reverse engineering, CAD/CAM technologies, and a plantar-pressure-measuring system. This method produces a rapid, efficient manufacturing process that creates properly fitted and comfortable insoles that can help prevent injuries.

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Index Terms:
customized insole, plantar pressure, reverse engineering, CAD, CAM, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
Citation:
Chung-Neng Huang, Ming-Yih Lee, Chong-Ching Chang, "Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing of Customized Insoles," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 74-79, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.19
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