Methodology for Adaptable Footwear Design; Development of Shoes for Economically Vulnerable Children in Colombia

Fausto Zuleta Montoya, Pamela Hernández Peláez, Karen Rosales Calderón

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    Abstract

    In Colombia, according to the Unicef report, three out of ten children are in poverty, which corresponds to 34% of the child population. These children, who are in an economically difficult context, are violated their rights to basic solutions and essential items for their various stages of growth, such as proper food, education and clothing. Absence of or limiting footwear, for example, can cause damages such as injuries to the children’s feet, which are in stages of growth and therefore susceptible to malformations or permanent damage. This paper describes the development of a design methodology for this population, leading to the creation of a shoe that adapts to the physical needs of the developing child’s foot in this particular context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2018
    EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages179-185
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9783319944838
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2019
    EventAHFE International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2018 - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume789
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357

    Conference

    ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period21/07/1825/07/18

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.

    Keywords

    • Design methodology
    • Ergonomic infant footwear
    • Footwear design
    • Human factors

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