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Personalised Footwear: E2HS - From Elite to High Street


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3D Systems (USA/UK)
3D Systems is a world leading supplier of additive manufacturing technology and supports the research into selective laser sintering for example by providing access to new materials.

New Balance (USA/UK)
New Balance is a recognised leader in performance running shoes and supports the projects in many ways such as by assembling the specialist shoes that we use in our research.

UK Sport (UK)
UK Sports helps the project team by advising on suitable sporting disciplines to which the technology could be targeted, along with providing access to elite athletes and their support teams.

Xaar (UK)
Xaar is a leading supplier of industrial inkjet technology and plays a key role in our research and development of the High Speed Sintering process.

TNO Industries (Netherlands)
Our colleagues at TNO Industries performed complementary research across the disciplines covered by our team and have helped with aspects such as access to the latest measurement technology for sports performance research.

Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)
Glasgow Caledonian University provides expertise in podiatry research, and have advised us on the anthropometry and biomechanics aspects of personalising footwear, for example optimising the foot position for scanning.

Queens University Belfast (UK)
As a world leader in the processing of polymer powders (for the established rotational moulding industry) Queens University Belfast is helping with research into powder polymer materials aspects of our work.


The E2HS project is funded via Loughborough University's Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre (IMCRC) which is the largest of the sixteen UK based Innovative Manufacturing Research Centres (IMRCs) funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).


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E2HS researchers win 'outstanding paper' award
E2HS researchers win 'outstanding paper' award
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Technology featured on Canadian Discovery Channel
Technology featured on Canadian Discovery Channel

Could technology make Usain Bolt even faster?
BBC website

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USA Society of Manufacturing Engineering Breakthrough Technology Award, May 2009

EIT video link
Institute of Engineering Technology films our research to encourage young people to become engineers

Dan Toon
Find out why Dan Toon has been making NOISE about our research for the EPSRC

Sprinter ground contact at 50m
View footage of elite sprinter ground contact at 50m