These Boots Were Made For...Googling?

Written by Oonagh Reidy     12/03/2013 | 11:55 | Category: INDUSTRY

Forget Glasses, Try Google Shoes

These Boots Were Made For...Googling?


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Yes folks, you can now get Google on your trainers. 

Well not exactly, but the Adidas tech-ed out shoe walks and talks - thanks to a microcontroller built into the tongue. 

Created by Google tech gurus, the savvy shoe is designed to give feedback on user movements - with built in accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors.

You can sync it with your smartphone via Bluetooth. 

So, if you're running at a fast pace, it will cheer you on via its external speaker. Sounds kind of annoying, really. 

But hang on, "Google is not getting into the shoe business," a rep told Engadget at the SXSW 2013 music and emerging technologies conference this week, just merely a whacky experiment to show what's possible with data. 


For now, anyway.

Image credit: Engadget
The demo is part of Google's Art, Copy & Code project exhibited at SXSW 2013 that kicked off this week in Austin, Texas. 


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