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Soumeek Chowdhuri

Bio: Soumeek Chowdhuri is an academic researcher from Burdwan Medical College. The author has contributed to research in topics: Bengali & Population. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 2 citations.

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07 Jun 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined the sexual dimorphism of footprint dimensions in adults of an Indian Bengali sample and determined the sex from those measurements, which was done on 100 adult volunteers of ethnic Bengali origin of West Bengal.
Abstract: Footprint dimensions are vital evidences obtained from scenes of crime. Forensic scientists use this information to help identify the offender. Footprints have also been used to build the biological profile of an unknown individual for identification. The measurements are specific for race and sex. The objectives of the present study are to examine the sexual dimorphism of footprint dimensions in adults of an Indian Bengali sample and determine the sex from those measurements. The study was done on 100 adult volunteers of ethnic Bengali origin of West Bengal. Footprints were taken on glossy paper with blue stamp pad ink, and then measurements were taken to the nearest mm. Discriminant function analysis was conducted using several linear measurements, and discriminant function was obtained. Sex determination was successful in 82.0% of the samples. This study provides useful baseline morphometric data of footprints of the Indian Bengali population, which will aid in forensic investigations.

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01 Jan 2012
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors developed accurate sex estimation standards for a contemporary Western Australian population from measurements of the feet and footprints using a precision test was first conducted to assess data accuracy and reliability, and then analysis data were then analyzed using a range of parametric statistical tests.
Abstract: An important component of forensic investigation is the identification of deceased (and increasingly living) individuals, which is often the role of the forensic anthropologist. One of the most valuable steps towards identification is via a biological profile, developed through the application of population specific standards. In disaster victim identification scenarios, fleshed feet are often recovered in footwear; footprints are another potential source of trace evidence found at crime scenes. In medico-legal investigations, feet and footprints can be useful for extrapolating living height, it is thus expedient to determine whether sex can be estimated from the same anthropometric data. The aim of the present study is to develop accurate sex estimation standards for a contemporary Western Australian population from measurements of the feet and footprints. The sample comprises 200 adults (90 males, 110 females). Three bilateral linear measurements were taken from each foot and seven bilateral measurements were acquired from static footprints obtained using a Podograph. A precision test was first conducted to assess data accuracy and reliability. Measurement data are then analysed using a range of parametric statistical tests. Results show that males were significantly (P<0.001) larger than females for all foot and footprint measurements; cross-validated sex classification accuracies ranged from 71% to 91%. Although in many instances the sex bias was large (>±5%), this study provides viable alternatives for estimating sex in Western Australian individuals with accuracy equivalent to established standards developed from foot bones.

8 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
27 Apr 2019
TL;DR: Gender with regard to differences in foot morphology during gait is analyzed to add knowledge about the characteristics of Iraqi feet, which may be useful in the fields of shoe manufacturing, medical issues and investigation of crimes.
Abstract: Foot morphology is fundamental for both footwear design and forensic investigations. The aim of the study was to analyze gender with regard to differences in foot morphology during gait. 14-Iraqi adults (7 females and 7 males) were recruited. Eleven reference points on the right foot and twelve anthropometric foot dimensions were measured and captured using 7-smartphone camera videos and videogrammetry. They were used to measure the 3-dimensional coordinates of points on a foot that are captured by measurements made in seven video images taken from various angles. The mean differences of the length of the medial ball, foot breadth, instep breadth, malleolus breadth and medial malleolus height between females and males are 4.710, 2.682, 2.402, 2.011, 0.135 respectively, indicating that the males have greater foot breadth, instep breadth, malleolus breadth, length of medial ball and medial malleolus height than the females. This study may add knowledge about the characteristics of Iraqi feet, which may be useful in the fields of shoe manufacturing, medical issues and investigation of crimes.