GPS shoes will guide you home (5)

A fully functional pair of shoes created by Dominic Wilcox, that will guide you home no matter where you are in our planet… He worked with technology expert Becky Stewart and Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes.    Watch the video after the jump…

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GPS shoes will guide you home

Dominic Wilcox explains: “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 home where ever you are. 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.”

GPS shoes will guide you home (3)

GPS shoes will guide you home (2)

GPS shoes will guide you home (1)

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