Park Lab EXPT.01 Will the floor take us on a journey?

11:00 A.M. — 7:00 P.M. / Thurs., June 16 — Thurs., June 23, 2022
*This program has ended.
Park Lab is a program intended to offer a peek into the future discovered within everyday life by Sony.
It is an experimental space designed to encourage people to see things in daily life from slightly different perspectives.

The first of a series of programs for Park Lab EXPT.01 will allow visitors to experience the transformation of an everyday floor into a puddle or desert.
Sony’s Active Slate equipped with Haptics (*) has been installed in the floor in an experiment to see if people can enjoy traveling through sensations perceived by their feet alone.

*Haptics is the name of an artificial touch sensation technology. More details here.
From the outside 1
From the outside 2
Visitors at Sony Park Mini
The floor turns into a puddle
The floor turns into a ice
The floor turns into a desert
Visitors use stickers to vote for their favorite floor
Photo of the Ginza Station underground concourse
The Sony Park Mini signboard is also displayed in pink, the key color
[Park Lab EXPT.01 Will the floor take us on a journey?] Key Visual
Sony Park Mini
B1 Nishi-Ginza Parking, 5-3-1 Chisaki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (Google Maps / Video access guide)

[Opening Hours / Duration]
11:00 A.M. — 7:00 P.M. / Thurs., June 16 — Thurs., June 23, 2022
*This program has ended.

[Admission Fee]

  • Visitors will be subject to the following restrictions in experiencing Haptic Floor.
  • Sony Park Mini is a tiny space of about 33 m2. Note that there will be a limit to the number of people allowed to enter the space at any one time.
  • Visitors are asked to refrain from eating or drinking inside.
  • Any changes to the program will be announced on Sony Park’s official social media accounts.

[Restrictions on Use of Haptic Floor]
  • Children aged 6 or younger
  • People with pacemakers, defibrillators, adjustable shunt valves for treating hydrocephalus and other such medical equipment
  • People with weak hearts
  • People undergoing medical treatment, or those feeling unwell
  • People whose illnesses or symptoms may deteriorate as the result of stimulation through vibrations
  • People with injuries
  • Pregnant women
  • People wearing shoes with extremely high heels (high heels, pin heels, platform shoes, etc.)

[Measures to prevent infection and requests for visitors]
Measures will be implemented to prevent the spread of infections at Sony Park Mini, to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in having their temperatures checked when entering the facility. People with temperatures over 37.5 ℃ may not be allowed to enter.
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks inside the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in disinfecting their hands when entering the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in maintaining social distancing.
  • Alcohol disinfectant will be available.
  • Places inside the facility touched or used by many people will be disinfected or ventilated regularly.
  • Staff will wear masks, check their temperatures before coming to work, and regularly gargle their mouths, as well as wash and disinfect their hands.