Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks

07/29/2016

Image: Graphic of footwear; Copyright:  Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Researchers are developing a new boot with built-in sensors and tiny "haptic" motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over obstacles. Vibrations will jump from low to high intensity when the wearer is at risk of colliding with an obstacle; © Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT