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CITY GLIDER / Next GEN Footwear - Augmenting Walking

CITY GLIDER
CITY GLIDER

Every journey begins and ends with a walk. Walking has the ability to take people off crowded public transports and lower vehicle usage. Reducing congestion, accidents and carbon emissions while increasing spaces for social activities. A crucial role towards an efficient, sustainable mobility future.

City Glider augments and extends the functions of walking for the able-bodied. It uses pneumatic mechanical systems coupled with force expended from the body during the heel strike when walking and translates it into forward motion during the mid-stance position. Increasing our distance coverage by 10%. Empowering us to go further and quicker.

University

Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Phua Wei Qiang Frederick,
Royal College of Art