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Title: Development of a robotic running foot for footwear testing
Author: Nguyen, Thanh L. (Ryan)
ISNI:       0000 0004 7429 3432
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2017
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In footwear testing, the human wear participation method requires a long period and high cost to conduct the experiments and may expose the participants to injury risks. The virtual testing method, which uses computer simulations, faces significant challenges in modelling the complex geometry and realistic testing conditions. Thus, with the ability to stably continuously repeat thousands of testing cycles to reduce the testing time, a third method which uses mechanical devices and automatic systems is preferred in footwear testing. However, available systems do not possess a realistic representation of the human foot, cannot reproduce the wear conditions accurately, and do not mimic properly human running gaits. This thesis addresses the development process of a robotic running foot (RRF) for footwear testing.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University ; Nanyang Technological University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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