Finite element modeling of a 3D coupled foot–boot model

Publication year: 2011
Source: Medical Engineering & Physics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Tian-Xia, Qiu , Ee-Chon, Teo , Ya-Bo, Yan , Wei, Lei

Increasingly, musculoskeletal models of the human body are used as powerful tools to study biological structures. The lower limb, and in particular the foot, is of interest because it is the primary physical interaction between the body and the environment during locomotion. The goal of this paper is to adopt the finite element (FE) modeling and analysis approaches to create a state-of-the-art 3D coupled foot–boot model for future studies on biomechanical investigation of stress injury mechanism, foot wear design and parachute landing fall simulation. In the modeling process, the foot–ankle model with lower leg was developed based on Computed Tomography…