NASA: Boot-Foot Indexing
Wearable Technology Symposium
Based on a prompt given to us by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
Design a space boot restraint that secures the foot and ankle within the boot which resists abrasion and pressure to the point of discomfort.
Prototypes and research/analysis were later presented at a symposium in the Houston, Texas Johnson Space Center.
Collaboration between NASA, as well as Sarah Mirman, Willis Batz-Kamby, and Sarah Klecker of the University of Minnesota.
Planning out requirements, research, and room for error
Jotting down notes, organizing our thoughts
Determining designs and mechanisms for the boot
Symposium and Presentation
Final presentation in front of a large audience of NASA engineers, astronauts, and students.
Following the presentation was a Q&A where we could explain the designs in depth and display how the mechanisms worked.