Call for Participants ~ Shoe Usage Study

A research team from the School of Engineering and School of Management is conducting research in support of engineering design on user-product interactions. This current study is a focused case study using shoes with embedded sensors. We are currently looking for participants to take part in this research in the following ways:

Field study
● You will be given shoes for use during a 3+ hour work shift. Participants will simply perform their regular duties.
● Integrated sensors will be collecting data the entire time.
● During use, you will be asked to complete two short surveys (1-2 minutes) which will be sent to your smartphone via email (minimal data usage). At the beginning and conclusion of the shoe use period, there will be pre- and post-use surveys (10 minutes max per survey).

Eligibility requirements
● Any students working on UB North Campus who are currently working 3 hours or more on a regular shift.
● Job duties require you to be on your feet most of the time (example: Campus Dining, Starbucks, Commons, Library, Bookstore, etc.)
● Smartphone capable of receiving emails and accessing web survey
● Must wear shoe size of:
o U.S. Men size 9, 10 or 11
o U.S. Women size 7, 8 or 9

Participants will be paid $20
If you are interested in participating, please sign up via the form at:

Once you complete the form, we will contact you for scheduling as openings occur.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Andrew Olewnik
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences