foot breadth

foot breadth

[′fu̇t ‚bredth]
(anthropology)
The measure of the maximum distance across the left foot, when the subject stands with his or her weight evenly distributed on both feet.
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The foot breadth was measured as the straight distance in millimetres from the most medially placed point on the head of the first metatarsal to the most laterally placed point on the head of fifth metatarsal using the digital sliding calliper, see fig.
Anthropometric measurements of stature, body weight, foot length, and foot breadth were taken from each student by standard anthropometric methods.[12,13,] The measurements were done by one observer at the same time to avoid interpersonal error.
Foot breadth was measured as the distance between the most medially prominent point on the head of the first metatarsal bone and the most laterally prominent point on the head of the fifth metatarsal bone when the foot was fully during standing by the sliding caliper.[13,15]
But the foot breadth is 160 mm and wider than human beings.
Meanwhile, we have developed a new biped foot mechanism mimicking a human's foot arch structure as shown in Figure 2 [13], and the foot breadth is as narrow as 90 mm like humans.
[9-12] from hand length [0.50-0.70] and hand breadth 0.30-0.70.I [13-15] from foot length [0.72-0.95] & foot breadth 0.66-0.76.
Qamra et al (1979) made a study on height and foot length and derived a correlation coefficient for foot breadth (Male 0.42, Female .0.47) and foot length (Male 0.69, Female 0.70).
Estimation of stature from foot length and foot breadth among the Rajbanshi: An indigenous population of North Bengal.