Red Dot Design Award

Unlimited Climbing

Unlimited Climbing | Red Dot Design Award

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Unlimited Climbing is a track-type rock climbing “wall” that combines the principle of a treadmill with a rock-climbing wall. It is not limited by the height of the room and can be used for arbitrary climbing practices. Set with different levels of difficulty, the grip points are changed randomly to generate a combination and permutation of climbing challenges. The Unlimited Climbing is convenient, safe and does not require a large space to create different rock faces. So compact in size, it can be placed in a variety of indoor environments. This product has a built-in intelligent recognition system. There are also three preset modes to choose from: the simple mode where the climber does not have to control his speed, a general pattern mode where the climber is free to set a speed, and the challenge mode with a wall surface that can tilt to a maximum of 15 degrees. With help of a sensor and the coordination of a central processor, Unlimited Climbing is capable of path planning and indicates the path with LED lights. Each path is random and unexpected, bringing new challenges each time. When the bigger module passes through a built-in infrared detector, a grip will emerge that corresponds to the LED lights. Each big module is set with a pressure sensor that once having detected a new position will slowly refresh with new modules in a new combination.

Red Dot Design Award

  • Institution:
    Dalian Minzu University, China
  • Faculty Advisor:
    Prof. Bao Haimo, Xu Kun
  • Design:
    Cai Wang, Li Siyao, Liu Jiahuan, Qiao Song, Wang Shuyu, Wang Xuan, Wei Zongpo, Zhang Chaojun