Smartshoes Help Blind People Navigate
We are truly living in the era of wearable revolution. Here is a new reason why. These smartshoes are connected to a smartphone and when the user tells the smartphone where he/she wants to get, based on GPS, it will calculate the right route, moreover, the shoe will vibrate when a turn must be made in the given direction.
Obviously, these shoes don’t do it all. If you’re blind, you’ll still need to watch out for random objects in your path and be cautious at intersections. But they’re a step in the right direction! The shoes also work as a pedometer and help you measure the number of calories burned on your trip. And, at $40 to $50 for the visually impaired, they’re cheaper than a pair of Nikes. They cost $100 for everybody else.
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