Paws have non-slip grip: polar bears
The paws of polar bears grip ice well due to the rough surface of their pads.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Quiet tires with better traction on snow and ice, better non-slip soles for shoes, non-slip flooring options.|
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Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable
Other Conservation Info: Listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act
Habitat(s): Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic, Shrubland
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Quiet tires with better traction on snow and ice, better non-slip soles for shoes, non-slip flooring options.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Trucking and automotive, shoe manufacturing, flooring