College of Engineering (COE)
Date of Last Revision
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Kirtley, Dakota and Wiles, Andrew, "Custom 3D Printed Orthotic" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1217.