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Path Feel

This is a Path Feel. It was manufactured by Walk With Path Limited. It is dated 2014. Its medium is electronic components, printed circuit board, foam.

Embedded with sensors, Path Feel is an insole that provides vibrational feedback to people at risk of falls, such as those with peripheral neuropathy, with general balance issues, or who are unable to feel the ground. Path Feel helps users to identify touching the ground, and also captures data that can be used to understand a person’s gait patterns and activities.

It is credited Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Path Finder
  • electronic components, printed circuit board, laser, rubber, plastic.
  • Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.
  • s-e-2653
  • Utensil, Liftware Level
  • polycarbonate, stainless steel, electronic components.
  • Gift of Verily Life Sciences.
  • s-e-2599

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 30 × 10 × 3 cm (11 13/16 × 3 15/16 × 1 3/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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