Now, shoes synced with Google maps to vibrate and give directions

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 17:48

Washington: Indian tech firm Ducere Technologies has created `Lechas shoes` which would be synced with Google Maps to give directions to the user by vibrating the left or the right shoe.

The shoes, which would sync by Bluetooth to an app that pulls your path from Google Maps, would buzz to inform the user about which direction to turn, CNET reported.

The company has introduced shoes, as well as `Insoles` which could fit in any shoe just like any ordinary sole, and work the same way as the Lechas shoe.

The shoes and the Insole sport a rechargeable battery mounted into the very back of the insole or behind the heel of the shoes, and the charger, which is designed to give audio feedback as to its charging levels when you snap your fingers, has been dubbed as the "world`s first interactive charger".
The shoes, which were originally designed to help people with visual impairments navigate more effectively, are expected to cost around 135 dollars.


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First Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 17:48

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