ANTHROPOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF HUMAN FOOT USING COMPUTER MODELING AND FACTOR ANALYSIS


Cengiz T. G.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.25, no.1, pp.157-162, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-162

Abstract

Anthropometry provides conformity of work tools to human as model and volume. Therefore relationship between designed products and its user should be evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine factors influence anthropometric parameters on the foot by performing factor analysis. Factor analysis was performed on 38 anthropometric parameters measured on 140 men's foot. Provided data have shown that 38 parameters constitute anthropometric form of the foot should be evaluated in two groups and these groups are ankle and foot fingers. The results of this study can be used in automotive and textile industry during the stage of product design.