Foot Augmentation 101: Design your own Augmented Experiences

Dennis Wittchen, Nihar Sabnis, Troy Robert Nachtigall, Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Paul Strohmeier, Don Samitha Elvitigala

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This studio aims to collaboratively build foot augmentations, experiment with different materials and techniques, and create new designs for low-cost, wearable, and accessible devices that can be used by researchers, makers, designers, and artists. Considering the heightened focus on the human body with the rise of AR/VR/XR technologies, foot augmentation has great potential. To explore this potential, we invite researchers, designers and artists to share their applications, experiences, and ideas while designing foot augmentations. Participants will share knowledge, brainstorm ideas, and explore tools and materials for rapid prototyping. Finally, they will tinker and explore, discussing their design strategies to derive common approaches and best practices. Based on the hands-on session results, we will write a paper on design strategies for foot augmentation that will help facilitate more sustainable investigations and design of future foot interfaces.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Print)9798400704024
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameTEI '24
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

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