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Protective shoe covers have been widely used in health care settings and some manufacturing environments such as semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries. An automatic system that dispenses shoe covers to user's feet is disclosed. The system includes the micro control unit, the embedded software and the control algorithm, the electro-mechanical operational apparatus and physical and biophysical sensors. The methods that perform shoe cover fetching, stretching, extension and deployment are also presented in this application.