At SXSW, Google has showcased a hacked smart-shoe, which will not be commercialized. The hacked shoe is a pair of Adidas high tops and was customized with gyroscopes, pressure sensors, accelerometers, and a microphone on the tongue. The talking shoe gives you feedback based on movements and communicates with your Android smartphone using Bluetooth.
The hacked shoe is part of Google’s Art, Copy & Code project, which is a line of experiments to re-imagine the world of advertising. Check out the demo video below: