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'Satnav' footwear help you find your way home

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The days of trying to decipher a map on your mobile phone when you're lost may soon be at an end thanks to a new pair of shoes that tell you which way to walk.

http://fashion.teleg...r-way-home.html

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I wonder how they stand up in practical use though. One would imagine getting these wet might be damaging and also the constant pressure of your weight might do the same.

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"You can even communicate with them using hand gestures and finger snaps because the shoes have sensors that can pick up movement and sound"

I wonder if being amongst a crowd may confuse them or otherwise screw with them. Lots of sound in cities, lots of people moving about.

But overall a clever idea.

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Well, it saves having to go to the extreme trouble of asking someone for directions I suppose... :mellow:

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no need for a foot spa then

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An interesting development in our increasingly information-rich world.

As a child, I learned to navigate using maps and a sense of direction... of late, I find that I prefer to use my car's GPS to get around. Admittedly, part of that is that I tend to muse about many things as I drive and I'm likely to miss an exit if I'm deep in thought!

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Hmm.. makes me wonder how these types of things could be used to benefit those with ailments like the visually impaired... I wouldn't trust the technology too much though. There's always a fault in the system.

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What a great looking pair of shoes, sat-nav or not. But couldn't one just use the GPS on one's phone? As someone with absolutely no sense of director other than backwards, forwards, left & right, I need all the help I can get.

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The days of trying to decipher a map on your mobile phone when you're lost may soon be at an end thanks to a new pair of shoes that tell you which way to walk.

http://fashion.teleg...r-way-home.html

Wow,These shoes sound cool.I will give these pair of shoes to my kids who sometime forgive some location and find it difficult to come back to a particular location.

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