Flooring to Prevent Hallway Collisions


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You may have encountered people who can't walk down a hallway without running into other people, or waddle down the center at the slowest possible speed. Or maybe it's just me. I walk fast, so this is a pet peeve of mine. Anyway, this flooring surface developed by researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo is an attempt to solve the problem. The stuff is made of lenticular lenses -- the same material used in 3D holographic cards. It's supposed to subconsciously guide you to the right side of the hallway.

via OhGizmo!

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How about the people who insist upon walking side by side or three abreast and refuse to make room for someone coming in the opposite direction?

Because I'd love to see this flooring deal with that.
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What ever happened to the good ol' method of using cattle prods? We're becoming a bunch of weak pansies, I tell ya! When my grandma comes to the hospital to see her new great-grandson, she doesn't want to be guided by a namby-pamby glittery disco floor. A good swift kick in the bum here and there to get her on the right course is what she wants and what we all should want. Stop weakening our country!!! (whatever country that might be)
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Hehe, I notice you also posted about the "tourist lane". :)

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/14/improv-everywhere-paints-traffic-lane-for-tourists-on-new-york-city-sidewalk/
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