Snow walking: Motion-limiting device that reproduces the experience of walking in deep snow

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

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    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 unique 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 unique 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, a hook and loop fastener, and potato starch.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages45-48
    Number of pages4
    Volume11
    ISBN (Print)9781450333498
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 9
    Event6th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 2015 Mar 92015 Mar 11

    Other

    Other6th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2015
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period15/3/915/3/11

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    Keywords

    • Deep snow
    • Electromagnet
    • Tactile presentation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Software

    Cite this

    Yokota, T., Ohtake, M., Nishimura, Y., Yui, T., Uchikura, R., & Hashida, T. (2015). Snow walking: Motion-limiting device that reproduces the experience of walking in deep snow. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (Vol. 11, pp. 45-48). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2735711.2735829