Smart shoes that show you where to go!


The heroine of the film “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy can only slap her red shoes, and then to return in her home in Kansas, this thing will soon be posible in real life, according to AFP. In fact, one Indian company promises to do it with a new, “smart” shoes, equipped with a GPS that with the help of vibration holder you can give instructions where to go. Red shoes, which will count the number of steps, distance and calories, titled “lechal” which in Hindi means “take me with you” will go on sale next month. The smart shoes with the help of Bluetooth® wireless technology will be associated with “smart” phone, and with the help of Google maps will send a signal and direct the man where he needs to go left or right. These smart shoes were engineered by 30-year Krispian Lawrence and 28-year-old Sharma Anirut in their company founded in a small apartment in 2011, with the support of investors now they have 50 employees.
“We got the idea and realized it would help visually impaired people,” said Lawrence.
Lawrence explains that these shoes give a sense of freedom, because there is no need to look in the phone and keep track of the map.
“Imagine that someone holds his shoulder and guide, your body naturally responds and turns left or right, and that’s the way you operate lechal shoes,” he says.
Smart shoes are already on the market and help people who suffer from dementia, and children whose parents want them to know where they are.
They say that up to now they have 25,000 orders for its shoes whose price ranges from 100 to 150 dollars. So far they have sold smart shoes through recommendations and through the site, and is negotiating with companies from India and the United States, according to AFP. (Tanjug)

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