Apparatus and method for imaging feet

  • US 8,567,081 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2010
  • Issued: 10/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. An apparatus for determining contours of a plantar surface of a patient'"'"'s foot, said apparatus comprising:

  • an imaging section for optically measuring contours of said plantar surface of said foot; and

    an alignment section for orientating said foot relative to said imaging section, said alignment section comprising;

    at least one support member for engaging said plantar surface of said foot substantially only beneath a lateral forefoot area of said foot, with said plantar surface of said foot directed towards said imaging section; and

    means for moving said foot relative to said at least one support member so that said lateral forefoot area of said foot is reactively loaded in a dorsal direction by said support member so as to lock a metatarsal joint of said foot.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×