User Interview +
Concept Validation

To begin my research, I first went to a local rock climbing gym in Brooklyn and interviewed experienced two-leg climbers. These climbing experts provided many important insights on how they utilize their ankles, legs and bodies to keep their balance on the wall while climbing. 

To further understand amputees' climbing experience, I strapped on some foam stilts to mimic of the effects of not having sensory feedback coming from my feet. I tried three different sizes, and in the end I discovered that the half-human-foot-size foam stilts allowed me to easily stand on small surfaces/rocks.