An analysis of functional insole on foot pressure distribution of shape memory material combinations
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Published: 8 April 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyze foot pressure distribution of shape memory materials functional insole. Comfort is an important aspect for footwear and insole. Footwear and insole comfort has an influence on injury [1, 2]. The development of new materials is considered as the important point for manufacturing functional insole [3, 4].
Ten healthy male (mean height: 174.7±4.0 cm, mean body mass: 71.0±8.0 kg, mean age 23.9±0.3 yrs.) were participated in this study. All subjects were free of lower extremity pain, history of serious injuries or operative treatment or subjective symptoms interfering with walking. Each subject's foot was pre-screened by Podoscopy (Alfoots, Korea) to see if they had any foot abnormalities.
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