25 Oct '16, 1pm

Not the Stair of the Week, soon to be replaced by "Vertical Walking"

Not the Stair of the Week, soon to be replaced by "Vertical Walking"

We love stairs because they are good exercise and don’t use any energy, but they do take up a lot of space. The Rombout Frieling Lab to the rescue with Vertical Walking, noting that as buildings get taller, we need to get high. Yet, our populations are ageing and staircases become major bottlenecks, while being unattractive at greater heights for all . Lifts are rarely a good alternative as they rely on significant external power, they deprive us from daily exercise and are expensive and intrusive to install. Vertical Walking from ROMBOUT Frieling lab on Vimeo . So they developed Vertical Walking, which apparently takes only 10 percent of the effort required for climbing stairs, doesn’t require any outside energy, and has been tested “by a wide range of users, including MS suffering Angelica, Nigerian amputee Abiodun as well as young office tower workers who found it ‘incr...

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