These Space Shoes Help Prevent Astronauts From Suffering Falls

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 28, 2016
References: news.mit.edu & gizmag
A group of scientists and engineers working out of MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, working in collaboration with the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, have developed an exceptionally futuristic and high-tech space shoe that is designed to make it capable to reduce the risk of astronauts falling over in space.

These shoes are embedded with an array of sensors as well as haptic motors that guide the wearer around potential obstacles by using vibrations. The vibrations vary based on proximity.

The act of slipping and falling over might not be a big deal for most people here on planet Earth, but it can be fatal in space environments, which is why MIT's space shoe could be a hugely important innovation as far as space travel and exploration are concerned.