The approach implemented by Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) has at all times been the incorporation of the needs and characteristics of users and the use to which footwear was to be put in its their methodology.
The use and preparation of user-oriented innovation techniques, has enabled a proper transformation of users. needs into design criteria.
Footwear furthermore is not only used for walking or moving around with greater efficiency and comfort, but is also an item for expression of values and tastes. The incorporation of techniques that had been applied in other spheres, such as automobile design, and in other parts of the world, above all in Japan, has entailed the development of methods and tools of emotional evaluation of products which have enabled a great leap to be made towards meeting users. satisfaction from an overall standpoint, combining functionality and comfort with emotion and aesthetics.
The extensive experience in research and application of methodologies and techniques for development of user-oriented products has enabled a broad knowledge base to be generated with the establishment of an extensive offer of services.
Footwear technological offer:
- R+D under contract
- Development of products
- Technological advice
- Valuation of the comfort and functionality of footwear
- Emotional evaluation
- Training and diffusion of results
- New challenges
You can check in detail all activity undertaken by the Institute of Biomechanics in the particular sector of footwear in the next issue of Cuadernos de Biomecánica (available in Spanish and English):