The days of walking the streets, staring down at your Google Map app and accidentally walking into street signs may be over.
Indian wearable tech startup Ducere Tech has created Lechal, the world’s first pair of ‘smart shoes’. So how does it work? The user simply plugs their destination into the Lechal app and Lechal does the rest; sending out ‘buzzing signals’ to the user’s feet to indicate which direction they should turn.
In future years ‘smart shoes’ like the Lechal may prove to be a significant innovation for the vision impaired and at around $100-$150, they’re affordable too.