Issue No.02 - March/April (2011 vol.31)
Chung-Neng Huang , National University of Tainan
Ming-Yih Lee , Chang-Guang University
Chong-Ching Chang , National University of Tainan
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2011.19
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.
customized insole, plantar pressure, reverse engineering, CAD, CAM, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
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