Shoe GPS: By Dominic Wilcox

by Edward Xu

in shoe gadgets, wireless gadgets

Commonly, you will see GPS devices come in small tablet format or built-in with your smartphones, but not with following GPS device that comes in shoe shape. Originally created by Dominic Wilcox, the prototype pair of shoes will guide user home no matter where you are in the world.

World knows that smartphones have helped many people with a GPS Navigator, but all is not here with a GPS in your pocket, hence the thought for shoes GPS programmable. The thought is simple, for example just enter the starting coordinates and go on an adventure. Regardless of the place where you are, you will be able to return to your original point.

Commissioned by the Global Footprint in Northamptonshire, a famouse place that create some shoes, the shoe GPS’ core engine is embedded in the hell, and it is activated by a heel click. You will need to upload your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom built mapping software and a USB cable.

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The Shoe GPS will communicate with the wearer via a ring of LED lights that point in the required direction, using the right shoe that comes with progress bar of led lights that indicate how close wearer to the destination.

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Dominic has been working with Becky Stewart, the interactive arts and technology expert as well as Northampton’s shoe maker Stamp Shoes for the creation of this Shoe GPS device.

[ Source: Dominic Wilcox ]

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