MIGOODS: Manufacturing Intelligence For Consumer Goods: Fit4U, SShoes, A-Footprint


  • To improve the accuracy of clinical prescriptions for customised foot and ankle orthoses;
  • To improve the fit and functionality;
  • To significantly decrease manufacture time to 48 hours;
  • To develop a cost-effective, fully integrated orthotic solution,
  • To disseminate and demonstrate the results widely among multiple end-users to exploit the benefits for SME partners.
  • To create an international IMS community that will discuss aspects, disseminate knowledge and initiate new actions

Expected Results

  • To develop a software based Patient Information System;
  • To develop Computer Aided Design (CAD) software;
  • To develop optimisation software routines;
  • To evaluate, benchmark and develop rapid manufacturing techniques;
  • To integrate these results to produce a fully integrated orthotic design and manufacturing solution with prototype devices,
  • To address important health and policy objectives.

This proposal is motivated by research topics addressed by project SSHOES (NMP) that go beyond the project scope. The SSHOES R&D effort is based on the development of an academic and industrial engineering and medical framework for both footwear products & processes that combine new diagnostic techniques, knowledge-based design and production technologies using new functional high-tech devices/components and advanced materials, for achieving comfort, health, welfare, affordability and sustainability; the quality and customer service attributes to be targeted.

The MIGOODS approach can be defined as “ The total integration of design and manufacturing technologies (CAD/CAM/CAE) to support the production of consumer goods (i.e. footwear and sporting goods) based on human data modelling and consumer interaction”

The objective of the MIGOODS project is to research technologies and methods to fill the gaps between knowledge, motivating the conception of consumer goods designed specifically for individuals and their materialisation through adequate industrial manufacturing processes and sustainable materials (intelligent customization).

Regions presently involved in the MTP initiative

U.S.A. – University of Washington, Stanford University –Artificial Int. Lab.,  DIAPEDIA


EU Projects involved

  • FIT4U – Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products, EU FP7 Collaborative project
  • SShoes, EU FP7 Collaborative project
  • A-Footprint, EU FP7 Collaborative project.