BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhuanet) -- "Smartshoes" that can tell which way to go are reported on its way in India and other places.
Media reports said on Wednesday that the smartshoes called Lechal is a new member in buzz wearable technology products group that looks more pragmatic than showy and thus could be accepted by people more easily.
Lechal’s maker, Ducere Technologies, is based in India. The company started with the goal of helping the visually impaired by creating a product to supplement the walking cane. Somewhere during the development, the company realized there could be broader appeal.
For example, runners, cyclists and tourists can set the destination, wear smartshoes and enjoy a journey without having to stop from time to time to check maps on phones.
Using a bluetooth link to your Internet-connected smartphone, the shoes are designed to vibrate in ways that nudge you in the proper direction as you wander around.
Lechal comes either in an eye-catching Ferrari-red shoe or as an insole that can be slipped into any shoe. Buzz tech sometimes goes with a low-key attitude.
The smartshoes will reportedly go on sale in September, priced at “more than 100 dollars a pair.”