INTRODUCING... THE TALKING SHOE

Mar 11, 2013 -- 5:50am

Google has introduced their talking sneakers invention(at SXSW).

Google took a few pairs of Adidas sneakers and crammed in a small computer, an accelerometer, a pressure sensor, a gyroscope, speaker and Bluetooth. The shoe can tell what you are or aren't doing and relay that information to your phone via Bluetooth-- or to you via the speaker in the top tongue of the shoe.

The idea is that the shoe would function a lot like many of the fitness gadgets out there today that attempt you to motivate you more. When you have been sitting for more than an hour, it might yell at you to walk around.

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