Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hi-Tech Shoes That Nag You To Get Off The Sofa

It is the perfect invention for anyone who needs a gentle reminder to get off the sofa.
Google has invented a talking shoe that can sense activity – and inactivity – and tells the wearer when they need to get moving. Fitted with a host of gadgets that measure movement, direction and balance, the built-in microprocessor connects to an audio speaker in the tongue of the Adidas trainer.The gadgets are programmed to translate the pressure sensor and accelerometer readings into simple audio instructions for the wearer. But not content simply to give someone feedback, the inventors at Google have given the shoes their own personality – that of a sarcastic, impatient personal trainer who cheers and sneers in equal measure. more

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