Google Debuts Talking Shoe That Posts Real Time Updates

Google introduces a smart sneaker that talks back and can connect the wearer’s activity to the web. Powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope and bluetooth the shoe translates movements into commentary that can be heard via speakers and it also can post real time updates to Google+ on the user’s behalf.

The Google shoe is not set to hit the shelves anytime soon – it’s still a conceptual project at this point, an experiment in connected objects from interactive designers Zachary Lieberman of design collective YesYesNo and Despina Papadopoulos of Studio 5050 for the Art, Copy & Code initiative.

Take a look at it in the video below as it talks trash on the basketball court. Do you need a smart sneaker in your life yapping at you?


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