Automation of manufacturing processes
Foot Levelers is the world-leading provider of individually designed functional orthotics, as well as other therapeutic products. With over 60 years in the field and their own product factory, they have improved millions of patients' functionality and quality of life. We engaged with them in their search for speeding up the manufacturing process of building custom orthotics.
Processing over 1000 orders per day, Foot Levelers had a vast amount of data available that could be used to assist in the insole design process.
Along with the patient's data, the company also has scans of the soles of the customers feet taken with their own system, and historical information from previous orders. All this could be used to understand what patterns drive Foot Levelers technicians to make their decisions and assist them throughout the design process.
This solution had to match technicians' performance and would let us evaluate its impact on the manufacturing process.
About Foot Levelers
Headquarters: Roanoke, Virginia
Process automation improvement
27% operator throughput increase, saving 10 seconds per foot scan processed, while 2/3 times our system matched or surpassed technicians' results.
The system is based on multiple keypoint detection algorithms that are able to automatically locate the relevant spots within over thousands of foot scans processed every day.
Foot measurement automation
Pad placement automation