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Monday, October 1, 2012

The Shoes Will Guide You Home

The shoes are controlled by dual 
Arduino microcontrollers. (Picture from:  
Inspired by classic story "The Wizard of Oz". Where the main character Dorothy Gale tapped both her heels and shoes were stained red magic then bring her back home.

The red tag visible on the left 
shoe contains the GPS antenna
pointing upwards. (Picture
from: http://www.gizmag.com/)
Artist Dominic Wilcox combine shoes with GPS technology and LED light to show the way home. Sunderland-born artist who earned his master's degree at the Royal College of Art showcase their creations at the KK Outlet in Shoreditch, London

The soles of the bespoke shoes features 
an illustration etched-on. (Picture from:  
"I decided to make a pair of shoes that can take you to the house, no matter where you are. I think of 'The Wizard of Oz' and how Dorothy tapped her shoes to go home," said Wilcox. With a literal click of your heels, the “No Place Like Home GPS Shoes” (yes, they're really called that) can guide your feet to any desired locale on earth.

He was given orders by the Global Footprint, visual arts and heritage group life based in Northamptonshire. The shoes include computer software and USB cable. The way it works, when users are at home, and wear shoes, he stayed upload address.
A GPS antenna implanted in the left heel. Shoes left circle that also includes LED lights in the form of a compass. Shoes left connected wirelessly to the right. Meanwhile, the right shoes will display a progress bar that will show how far the wearer to walk. *** [GIZMAG | SRI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 27192012]
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