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Toronto Rehab researchers are developing new methods to mass-produce a shoe material that may help decrease slips and falls in winter conditions.
The material, which is made up of glass fibers embedded in a compliant rubber, could one day be used in the soles of slip-resistant winter boots. The researchers describe the manufacturing process in a paper in the journal
Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.
The researchers are testing the material in
WinterLab —a self-contained lab at Toronto Rehab that recreates typical winter conditions and can tilt to a slope of up to 15 degrees.
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