GPS Shoes

#Art

Tue, Sep 18th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The incredible Dominic Wilcox (who we published in the past for both his watch sculptures and the finger-nose stylus) has come up with the GPS shoes. While not quite like the fifth sense, the shoes are capable of telling the wearer which way is home, no matter where in the world they are.

"I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home. After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal, is activated by a heal click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination."

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