Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lenova smart sport shoe plays games

On display at Lenovo's Tech World in San Francisco was a prototype smart running shoe made in collaboration with outsole maker Vibram. It runs on an Intel Curie wearable chip and performs most of your standard fitness tracker functions. The shoe counts steps and tracks calories burned, lights up along the bottom, and contains a customizable 3D-printed insole. It can also charge wirelessly when placed on a shoe-sized charging panel. Perhaps the most novel aspect of these smart shoes is they can also be used to play games with feet as the control. No plans yet to make these commercially available but certainly something to consider for the future.

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