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Nowadays the modern pregnant women adopt a comfortable lifestyle, wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Thus, the aim of this project was to develop an ergonomic footwear for pregnant women. Interviews with a gynecologist, an orthopedist and a group of pregnant women were carried out. Considering the needs found through the interviews, shoes with the following requirements was designed: comfortable and safe; made with elastic material that accompanies the feet increase of volume; that prevents pain in the feet and ankles; stimulates circulation; reduce the impact of the foot pressure on the ground; with thick heel of 4 cm and rounded shapes.
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina