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Fingerprinting With Footsteps
2011-09-08 07:45:56

  Every person´s gait is so unique that their way of walking could be used as a way of identifying them, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The study, led by Todd Pataky at Shinshu University in Japan, looked at the barefoot walking characteristics of 104 volunteers, such as the way the heel strikes the ground, the way the forefoot rolls and how the foot pushes off. The researchers found that footstep patterns identified each person with 99.6 percent accuracy,...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons Offer Training Advice and Injury Prevention Tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soaring gas prices may have slowed vacation travelers this summer but nothing seems to stop the number of Americans hitting the road, running. Nearly 50 million runners/joggers pound the pavement each week logging in an average of 24.4 miles, according to the National Runner Survey, 2011. With all that running, feet take a beating. More than...

2011-06-28 09:27:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and OXFORD, England, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the publication of Bear's Birthday, eighth in the series of best-selling Bear books for children under five, Barefoot Books today announced a special charity campaign to help children in need. For every copy of Bear's Birthday sold between July 1 and July 31, 2011, Barefoot Books will donate a new book to Birthday Wishes in the US and Refuge in the UK, two charities chosen for their commitment to supporting...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Crown Mats Introduces New Matting System for "Barefoot" Safety Mats Sanitized with Antibacterial/Fungal Additives to Promote Foot Health Crown Mats, one of the oldest and largest matting companies in the United States, is introducing a new line of matting systems designed to help prevent slip-and-fall accidents and promote health and safety in locker rooms, poolside, and in other surroundings where people often walk barefoot. Fremont, OH (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Crown Mats...

2011-05-25 09:00:00

STRASSENHAUS, Germany, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/story.htx?firmaid=101188 - Around 80% of the population suffer from increased foot and back pain. There are several different causes of these problems. Amongst these are: shoes which are too tight or have too high heels, being overweight and, of course, there might be an orthopaedic...

2011-05-25 06:45:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Corvallis footwear company Soft Star Shoes plans to release its newest running moccasin, the RunAmoc DASH, on May 25, 2011. The RunAmoc DASH is the latest in a line of comfortable, sustainable minimalist running shoes. The RunAmoc DASH features a zero-drop sole and minimalist design. Each shoe is handcrafted to order in their solar-powered workshop in Oregon using locally sourced leathers and genuine Vibram soling products. Customers can...

2011-05-19 14:23:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls announced its schedule for Barefoot Week 2011 today, which includes media events and shoe distributions in seven cities. As it does each year during the first week of June, the non-profit organization will be distributing thousands of pairs of new shoes in the United States while it also collects much needed donations through shoe drives at schools, churches and community centers. The charity is asking Americans to choose one day...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.