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Toe Tow (2020)

Research & product design

Toe Tow offers versatile opportunities to mobilize and strengthen the deep intrinsic muscles and surrounding tissues of the human foot in a playful and pleasurable way. Strong and sensomotorically well-connected feet play a crucial role for overall balance and posture, which themselves are relevant for physical and emotional wellbeing and can minimize the risk of falling e.g. in the elderly population or people recovering from physical injuries. 

This unobtrusive textile hybrid between training device and furniture piece stems from the idea that positive, health-promoting habits are most reliably maintained if they are structurally embedded into the physical environment of a person, with its use not causing any additional perceived effort. The domestic landscape composed by architecture and personal objects might serve as a mirror of an individuals unconscious behavioral patterns and vice versa.

Photos: Nils Körner