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Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)
Winter travel, cane tips, blind pedestrian, sticking
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.
Gaves, Eleni, "Effects of Cane Tip on Winter Travel for Blind Pedestrians" (2015). Honors Theses. 2612.