Dynamic 3D shape of the plantar surface of the foot using coded structured light: a technical report

Ali K. Thabet (Lead / Corresponding author), Emanuele Trucco, Joaquim Salvi, Weijie Wang, Rami J. Abboud

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The foot provides a crucial contribution to the balance and stability of the musculoskeletal system, and accurate foot measurements are important in applications such as designing custom insoles/footwear. With better understanding of the dynamic behavior of the foot, dynamic foot reconstruction techniques are surfacing as useful ways to properly measure the shape of the foot. This paper presents a novel design and implementation of a structured-light prototype system providing dense three dimensional (3D) measurements of the foot in motion. The input to the system is a video sequence of a foot during a single step; the output is a 3D reconstruction of the plantar surface of the foot for each frame of the input.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Research
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2014


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