Kirigami shoe grips for the prevention of slips and falls

Buckling kirigami structures applied to footwear outsoles generate higher friction forces transversally to the direction of movement.

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Pep Pàmies about 1 month ago

The cover illustrates buckling kirigami structures that when placed on footwear outsoles generate friction forces for the mitigation of slipping and falling.

See Babaee et al.

Image: Diemut Strebe. Cover design: Lauren Heslop.