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Title: Method and apparatus for determining comfortable footbed shapes
Authors: Goonetilleke, Ravindra S.
Witana, Channa P.
Keywords: Midfoot shape
Plantar shape
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2010
Citation: US Patent 7,685,728 B2, 2010
Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the comfortable footbed shape for a person. The apparatus comprises a rear platform for supporting the rear of a foot, a front platform for supporting a forefoot, the height of at least one of said front and rear platforms being adjustable relative to the height of the other one of said platforms and fixable at a selected height relative to the other platform; and a supporting surface for accommodating the plantar surface of a foot, the supporting surface comprising a length of flexible material fixable mounted to and extending between said front and rear platforms. The apparatus can adjust the aforementioned components to various settings with a view to determining the plantar foot shape and the perceived comfort in any chosen posture.
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