Young inventors from Russia have developed smart sneakers that can tell you where to turn, as well as count steps and calories burned..
In the world, navigation in an unfamiliar place is one of the most pressing problems, especially for urban residents.. For this reason many people use mobile navigators, but when working with them sometimes takes a lot of time to get oriented and understand where to go. In addition, applications require regular viewing of the screen to observe the route, which distracts attention from what is happening around and increases the level of risk..
However, the students of the University Lyceum No. 1523 of the NRNU MEPhI pre-university came up with an original solution to this problem, creating smart sneakers that show path to destination. The principle of their operation is very simple: when you approach a turn to the right, the right shoe vibrates, and when you need to turn to the left – left.
For this Pinchuk Alexander and Levkin Maxim, authors of the BiGiPiS project, developed an electronic module that synchronizes with a special mobile application via Bluetooth and receives information about a given route. He performs all the necessary functions without interfering with walking, and can be attached to the laces of ordinary sneakers. The user only needs to take out the phone once, after which it can be removed and calmly enjoy the walk.
In addition to navigation, the system also calculates the distance traveled, the number of steps and calories burned. This information can be viewed in the new application.
Equipment team proceed with pleasure BiGiPiS, because the smart clothes market is getting bigger every year. Chances are high that in a few years each of us will be using smart sneakers, as was the case with smartwatches..
Earlier we also reported on the development of headphones, which can be used to unlock smartphones, mobile payments and other actions that require confirmation.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: University Lyceum No. 1523 of the NRNU MEPhI Pre-University / Vladislav Bitkin
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