Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

Published: July 29, 2014
Lechal-wearable technology

Lechal smart shoes with bluetooth technology that provides unobtrusive handsfree navigation.

VANCOUVER DESI

A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology.

The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from Ducere Technologies is a bluetooth enabled shoe that connects with a smartphone app to sync with GPS, ultimately allowing for mapless adventure. Simply set the destination on a smartphone, put it away and the shoes will guide you with a buzz in the left or right foot indicating which way to turn.

“The shoes are a natural extension of the human body,” Krispian Lawrence co-founder of Ducere Technologies told the Wall Street Journal. “You will leave your house without your watch or wristband, but you will never leave your house without your shoes.”

Lechal-wearable technology

Lechal smart insoles with bluetooth technology that provides unobtrusive handsfree navigation.

And if the sporty shoe doesn’t suit your style, inserts are also available, so the technology can fit into any shoe.

The smart shoes not only provide a GPS system, but they also track steps and calories burned. There’s also simple foot gestures that allow for a start, stop and pause in navigations.

Lechal-wearable technology

Krispian Lawrence and Anirudh Sharma developed the Lechal bluetooth enabled shoes. lechal.com

Lawrence and friend Anirudh Sharma originally came up with the idea to help visually challenged people and overcome the drawbacks of using a cane. They soon realized the idea could also be used as a fitness accessory, for those looking for hands-free biking, hiking, walking, or for someone simply exploring new places without having to constantly consult a map.

Lawrence and Sharma set up Ducere in 2011 and Lechal is the company’s first product. The shoes will officially be released in September and priced between $100 to $150, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Ducere has also partnered with an eye institute in India to sell Lechal products to the visually challenged at affordable prices.


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