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09. 15. 2008

Apple patents smartshoe with GPS

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Looks like Apple’s collaboration with Nike will continue for some more time to come. And there’s some proof with Apple’s latest patent filing, which apparently is going to slide into the next version of the Nike+ shoes.

This latest patent brings to light technologies which make use of sensors and GPS systems built-into the shoes. For starters, the built-in GPS (ofcourse) will guide you with the route while you are running. Prior to your workout, the GPS system can be fed with information such as bike routes, jogging trails etc. to help you chart your course. Plus, it could also store performance details such as running time vs. a particular shoe or shoe design, or how the shoe has worn over time.

And in true Apple style, that’s not all. The patent describes the sensors as being able to perform a multitude of functions. As an example, you could pre-program the system with the locations of your favorite restaurants, and the sensors will let you know as soon as you are approaching one. For another, they could even let you know if it is time to, ahem…retire your shoes.

We bet there will be plenty of takers for the Nike+ if/when it does show up with such provisions. But for now, we will let time do the talking.

Via Pocket-Lint.

Posted by kanchana    Category: design | wearables
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