Foot Anthropometry of 18-25 Years Old Iranian Male Students
The objective of this study is to determine the foot anthropometric data's for some Iranian men to apply in medicine and design of foot equipments. In this study, the foot images of 160 Iranian men, with ages ranging from 18 to 25 years old were taken by a digital camera and the values of 8 dimensions of the foot were extracted with software for each individual. Finally the results were analyzed by SPSS. The average values, standard deviation, the smallest and largest values, the 5th, 50th and 95th percentiles of the 8 dimensions were calculated. For example Mean±SD for length, width and Biomlleolar Breadth of the foot were obtained 264.66±13.10, 106.84±5.64 and 74.47±4.11 mL. The correlation coefficients were found between different dimensions. It was determined that there is significant correlation between 85% of foot dimensions (p<0.05). In this study, for the first time the values of 8 important foot dimensions were obtained in Iran that will serve as a basis for design and sizing of shoes and other foot equipments. It is recommended that similar studies to be done with considering race, life style and job for the purpose of medical goals and ergonomic designs.
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