The anatomo-physiological and functional characterisation of feet and shoes makes it possible to create healthier and better suited shoes to users’ needs, such shoes being designed and produced according to sound scientific grounds and with an adequately verified performance.
User’s gait is affected by feet and shoes and, hence, is directly related to the user’s mobility, ability to exercise and autonomy in daily activities. Absence of verified scientific data prevents the footwear and insole producing sectors from meeting a growing market demand for more comfortable and high-quality products.
MAIN RESEARCH LINES
- Footwear fit and comfort analysis
- Protocols for specific wear trials
- Human gait biomechanics
- Functional analysis of footwear and footwear components
- Foot morphometrics and health among special populations