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Method and Apparatus for Determining Comfortable Footbed Shapes

Authors Goonetilleke, Ravindra Stephen
Witana, Channa Patuwatha
Issue Date 2010-03-30
Source US Patent 7,685,728 B2 , U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Summary 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
Note Date of Patent: Mar 30, 2010; Application no.: 12/057,563, Filing date: Mar. 28, 2008
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Language English
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