For many injuries such as sprained ankles, ankle or skin fractures, or broken bones in the feet or shins recovery time and be greatly reduced if normal movement can be restored to the afflicted body part earlier. However, the daily impact a person endures is too much for the injured, the lower impact pants would allow for a injured person to start recuperative movements earlier and more often in the rehabilitation stage, resulting in a faster and more complete recovery.
Similar to overalls or water waders in design, however much more baggy and larger. Filled with water, the bottom of the pants will be the boots, and the sole of the boots will be small treadmills. The bottom of the soles will most like have wheels which will propel it in the waned direction. The material of the pants will be made of flexible material, allowing for a large range of movement, including sitting down or slightly abnormal walking patterns.
- To start out, the design and completion of the soles of the boots will be prioritized. Most likely through the use of two arduinos and X-bees, the two boots will "talk" with each other, allowing for the "rider" to walk on top of the two boot/soles normally.
- A waterproof and airtight fabric will be used for the main parts of the pants. To start out, compressed air will be used in place of water, to allow for more room for failure and less mess. Once, the compressed air is successful, it will be substituted for water. If, water proves to be too heavy for the boots, air will then be substituted back in.
- Prototyping of the Boot - Dec. 7th
- Completion of the Boot - Feb. 1st
- Creation of the Pants - March 15th
- Everything - Apr. 4th