Google is widely known for its experimentation in technology. Together with artist Zach Lieberman and YesYesNo were created smart sneaker that can talk back and can connect the wearer’s activity to the web, if the wearer chooses to. This advertising project that combines fashion with technology, which could well be the gateway for intelligent clothing to assist secret agents.
Featuring an accelerometer, gyroscope and Bluetooth connectivity, the Talking Shoe forwards the data of position and movements of the user wirelessly to the Internet, which is further communicated to an app that describes the information, such as what to do and what to avoid, and responds to the user with amusing remarks.
In case, the user remains standstill for a longer period, the shoe becomes a virtual coach. Offering an Internet-connected assistance, the Talking Shoe as projected by the Google is “a smart sneaker with personality that can broadcast its story to the web.”