Who would’ve thought the futuristic sneakers Marty McFly wore in Back To The Future Part II would come to life? We can all thank Google for this.
Google has initiated a project that involves the concept of motivational fitness technology. The company managed to wire up a fully-functional “Talking Shoe” by wiring up an accelerometer, a small computer, a gyroscope, a pressure sensor, speaker and Bluetooth to a pair of Adidas sneakers. The shoe is capable of relaying messages to your smartphone or through the built-in speaker to let you know how long it has been since you have remained inactive, and will tell you to get moving!
Head of Google’s Advertising Arts Team, Aman Govil gave a statement about the project in an interview with NBC News saying, “The Talking Shoe is an experiment in how you can use connected objects to tell stories on the Web today.”
Technology has come a long, long way.
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