Research Insights

 
 
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Toe Strength
Climbing requires the use of toes. Having the right foot shape allows climbers to stabilize their bodies on the wall.
 

 
 
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Half Size
The result of my testing reveals that it is ideal to climb with a foot that is about half the size of an average human foot.
 

 
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Elastic Articulation
Elastic ankle joint with limited range of motion can potentially provide shock absorption and comfort for climbers.
 

 
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Cloven Hooves
This unique feature is one of the reasons why mountain goats are such good climbers. I would like use this feature in my final design.