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Monday, March 9 • 14:25 - 14:40
Snow Walking: Motion-Limiting Device that Reproduces the Experience of Walking in Deep Snow

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Authors: Tomohiro Yokota, Motohiro Ohtake, Yukihiro Nishimura, Toshiya Yui, Rico Uchikura and Tomoko Hashida

Abstract: We propose “Snow Walking,” a boot-shaped device that reproduces the experience of walking in deep snow. The main purpose of this study is reproducing the feel of walking in a special environment that we do not experience daily, particularly one that has depth, such as of deep snow. When you walk in deep snow, you get three feelings: the feel of pulling your foot up from the deep snow, the feel of putting your foot down into the deep snow, and the feel of your feet crunching across the bottom of deep snow. You cannot walk in deep snow easily, and with the system, you get a special feeling not only on the sole of your foot but as if your entire foot is buried in the snow. We reproduce these feelings by using a slider, electromagnet, vibration speaker, hook and loop fastener, and potato starch.

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Yokota Tomohiro

Waseda University


Monday March 9, 2015 14:25 - 14:40
Room: Heliconia Jr. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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