College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-21 08:06:28


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The goal of this senior design projet is to develop a cutsom 3D printed orthotic shoe insert. Pressure mapping, laser scanning, and 3D modeling will be used to create a truly custom orthotic for each foot. Pressure mapping will give the weight distribution on an individual's food and the laser scanner will give the x-y coordinates of the foot. these two together will be used to generate a a 3D model which will then be 3D printed to create a custom orthotic. Research and material testing will also be done to determine the best material type to be used in the insert. Experts in podiatry and 3D printing will be consulted throughout the course of the project.

Research Sponsor

Jae-Won Choi

First Reader

Nathan Kemper

Second Reader

Ronald Gauding

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn

Kirtley_Wiles_Report (1).pdf (1314 kB)
Final Report



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