Planetography (from lat. planta - stop and Greek. graphc - depict - the method of obtaining prints feet (track), which allows to judge its leaf functions. It is mainly used for flat feet along with the direct measurement of the foot, the calculation of the arches of the vaults according to Lorenz, geometric study of the imprint on Partes, radiography, podolatria (see). Giving a visual representation of the height of the arch of the foot, planetography less accurate than the above methods.
A number of modifications of planetography. Volkmann (R. Volkmann) received an imprint of bare feet on the smoked sheet of paper and recorded it with the back of the solution of shellac in alcohol. The method of Smirnov: sample comes with a bare foot first on cloth ink pillow, then on a clean sheet of paper. On the received fingerprint carry out the tangent line to the outstanding points of the inner edge of the foot and from her lower middle perpendicular to the outer edge of the foot. Then calculate the ratio of the shaded part of the perpendicular to its entire length. N. A. Zavyalov has suggested a method of planetography grid: in the print impose ruled net frosted glass (each party cells equal to 0.5 cm); a paper strip delimit tangent on the inner edge of the foot and count the number of squares of black and white fields. Planographics index, i.e. the percentage of the field, not loaded by foot, to all the plantar surface of her, calculated by the formula: white field X100/black X100
In recent years, for research feet applies a number of new techniques, including electrocentrale, Ethnography; practiced research feet with the help of sensors (methodology the Central scientific research Institute MCO RSFSR).