A new bunion shoe design using geometric analysis: Hallux Valgus Angle (HVA) for Malaysian Women
Keywords:Malaysian women, foot deformities, geometric angle
The main of this study is to identify and come out with a new bunion shoe design using geometric analysis: Hallux Valgus angle HVA for Malaysian women. A bunion is a bulging bump that appears on the side part of the metatarsal tibiale which commonly occurs in women compared to men. There are three stages of bunion which are mild, moderate, and severe with different angles of measurement. This study seeks to identify each stage of the bunion using the geometric angle on three participants' ethics which are Malay, Chinese and Indian, and also to measure the circumference of the bunion. The method that will be used in this research is quantitative which also involves a sample size is n=150. As a result, the data shows that the highest percentage is in size seven. The circumference of size seven consists of mild 220 mm, moderate 245 mm, and severe 282 mm. The result of the circumference will be used to make the shoes last in different stages. Hence, this study will be helpful by construct a new bunion shoe design using geometric analysis (HVA) that would be a benefit for women who are suffering from bunions which can make it easier to walk in daily routines without any feeling uncomfortable or any pain on the part of their bunion.
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