Archive for November, 2012

Homemade casing

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Today a for­mer mas­ter the­sis stu­dent showed up at our lab with home­made Open­Shoe cas­ing in his hand. He hade bought a 3D printer (, assem­bled it and printed the cas­ing the same evening. He esti­mated the cost for print­ing a cas­ing to around €1. Pretty impressive!

We have been con­sid­er­ing buy­ing a 3D printer for quite some time now so I guess we are now run­ning short of excuses.

Performance in sand

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Being in Aus­tralia dur­ing the two last weeks we could not resist the temp­ta­tion to try out the Open­Shoe sys­tem on the beach.

Not hav­ing tested the Open­Shoe sys­tem in very soft ground con­di­tions we were uncer­tain how it would per­form. How­ever, dur­ing the lim­ited test it per­formed sur­pris­ingly well with no sig­nif­i­cant per­for­mance degra­da­tion! Unfor­tu­nately, due to lack of soft­ware in the com­puter we had brought we could not record raw data from the IMUs so we don’t have any data sets to share from the small exper­i­ment. How­ever, due to fre­quent requests for data sets we would like to record, doc­u­ment and bun­dle var­i­ous data sets for peo­ples to use. We hope to have time for this in the near future. For such a bun­dle of data sets we should be able to include some sets, maybe not from sand beaches (being rather unusual in Swe­den), but pos­si­ble from snowy conditions.


Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The last week we were at the IPIN2012 con­fer­ence where we gave a demo of the Open­Shoe platform/implementation.

Dur­ing the con­fer­ence we also gave 4 pre­sen­ta­tions of work related to the Open­Shoe project. The pre­sen­ta­tions can be found under the Pub­li­ca­tions section.