Estimation of stature from static and dynamic footprints

Sarah Reel, Simon Rouse, Wesley Vernon, Patrick Doherty

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The ability to estimate accurately from known parameters is a fundamental aspect of science and is evident as an emerging approach in the area of footprints and stature estimation within the field of forensic identification. There are numerous foot dimensions that have been measured in the literature to predict stature with varying degrees of confidence but few studies have tried to link the strength of estimation to anatomical landmarks. Such an approach is utilised in this study which estimates stature from the right footprints of sixty one adult male and female UK participants. Static and dynamic footprints were taken from each volunteer using the 'inkless paper system'. The prints were digitised and twelve length, width and angle measurements were chosen for the analysis. The highest correlations with stature were shown to be the heel to fourth toe print for the static group of footprints (r=0.786, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283.e1- 283.e5
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2012

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  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Female
  • Foot
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Male
  • Regression Analysis
  • Software
  • Walking

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