Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin

Kenji Hashimoto, Hiromitsu Motohashi, Takamichi Takashima, Hun Ok Lim, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    In this study we describe a shoes-wearable foot mechanism which mimics human's foot arch structure and the characteristics of the foot skin to examine the effect of the human foot on biped walking. We approximate the arch structure by a rotational spring and model the human's foot skin with compression springs. The mimesis of the foot arch elasticity is realized by using compression springs. Regarding the characteristics of human's foot skin, first we develop a measuring equipment to measure the human's plantar transverse elasticity. We set the target value of the modulus of transverse elasticity of the foot skin to 11.2 N/mm, and we set the modulus of compression elasticity to 0.136 MPa, referring to a relevant study. The characteristics of human's foot skin are mimicked by using a super-soft urethane resin called Hitohada-gel with 8 mm thick. Through evaluation tests we confirmed that the shoes-wearable foot mechanism could mimic well the characteristics of human's foot arch and skin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages686-691
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe
    Duration: 2013 May 62013 May 10

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    Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
    CityKarlsruhe
    Period13/5/613/5/10

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    Arches
    Skin
    Elasticity
    Compaction
    Gels
    Resins
    Elastic moduli

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hashimoto, K., Motohashi, H., Takashima, T., Lim, H. O., & Takanishi, A. (2013). Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 686-691). [6630647] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630647

    Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin. / Hashimoto, Kenji; Motohashi, Hiromitsu; Takashima, Takamichi; Lim, Hun Ok; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2013. p. 686-691 6630647.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Hashimoto, K, Motohashi, H, Takashima, T, Lim, HO & Takanishi, A 2013, Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation., 6630647, pp. 686-691, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe, 13/5/6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630647
    Hashimoto K, Motohashi H, Takashima T, Lim HO, Takanishi A. Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2013. p. 686-691. 6630647 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630647
    Hashimoto, Kenji ; Motohashi, Hiromitsu ; Takashima, Takamichi ; Lim, Hun Ok ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Shoes-wearable foot mechanism mimicking characteristics of human's foot arch and skin. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2013. pp. 686-691
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