Wajid Ali Chatha, Hassan Mohammad
Aim: To find a functional or anatomical correlation between the fore foot area, height and weight of an individual.
Method: A prospective experimental study medical students of preclinical years were recruited into the study and their foot prints were taken on a predesigned A4 sized paper. Foot was divided by geometrical tools into three regions; forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot area. Area of the forefoot was calculated using the specific image-J software after standardizing the metric units into pixels.
Result: Analysis through SPSS shows a strong relationship between the parameters.
Conclusion: Simple parameters can be defined using simpler techniques to predict the outcome of lifestyle induced diseases.
Keywords: Body mass index, BMI, Forefoot, Forefoot area, foot arch, obesity