About the Talk
The research on footwear is multidisplinary. In his book, The Science of Footwear, Prof. Goonetilleke brings together high-quality contributions from designers, biomechanists, ergonomists, engineers, podiatrists, and scientists from industry and academia. It provides a holistic view of this topic which is intriguing, yet closely relating to our everyday life. In this talk, Professor Goonetilleke will use non-technical language to discuss the importance of the design and matching of footwear in promoting people’s well-being.
The Science of Footwear is available from the Library as print book as well as electronic book (call number: TS990 .S334 2013).
About the Author
Prof. Goonetilleke of HKUST’s IELM department is an expert on ergonomics. He invented the first intelligent seat. As a consultant, he worked with companies like Procter and Gamble, GM, Dow, Motorola, Honeywell and many more in establishing ergonomic controls. He was also a developer of the first PC based human modelling package, Mannequin, and led the Human Factors research group at Nike in Oregon to develop high-performance footwear.
For enquiry, please contact Gabi Wong at 2358-6782.