Date of Defense

4-20-2015

Date of Graduation

5-2015

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)

First Advisor

Dae Kim

Second Advisor

David Guth

Abstract

Winter poses many unique challenges for even experienced cane travelers. The effect of using different cane tips in winter conditions was tested using blind or blindfolded participants to see if travelers could travel more efficiently. Measures used included length of time to complete one block, number of times the cane got stuck, and the frequency and duration of veers. Metal glide tips were shown to stick significantly more than the other tips tested, and no other measures came back with significant results.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted

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