Augmented foot: a comprehensive survey of augmented foot interfaces

Don Samitha Elvitigala, Jochen Huber, Suranga Nanayakkara

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Augmented foot interfaces have been studied since the beginning of wearable computers. The worlds' first wearable computer was an instrumented shoe that consisted of a toe operated switch with a wireless module. Since then, academic research and commercial products on augmented foot interfaces are booming with novel interfaces every year. This paper surveys the body of work on augmented foot interfaces and shows the current trends and guidelines for future augmented foot interfaces. We contribute a classification of over 100 academic papers and commercially-available products. We discuss the integration of augmented foot interfaces, interaction schemes and application domains. Finally, we contribute a set of design considerations to scaffold future research of augmented foot interfaces based on the classification and inspired by the surveyed work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - AHs 2021, Augmented Humans Conference 2021
EditorsPaul Strohmeier
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384285
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventAugmented Humans International Conference 2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 22 Feb 202124 Feb 2021 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAugmented Humans International Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleAHs 2021
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  • Augmented Foot
  • Augmented Human
  • Foot Augmentation
  • Foot Interactions
  • Human Augmentation
  • Survey

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