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szdaily -> Tech and Science -> 
Smart shoes direct wearers in new cities
    2016-05-18  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    One of the best parts of going on holiday is getting to explore new cities and towns, but staring at Google Maps on your phone as you wander around can cause you to miss the sights.

    To solve this problem, easyJet has designed a pair of prototype* smart shoes called “Sneakairs” with sensors that connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth.

    It uses the phone’s GPS to navigate and will vibrate the relevant shoe to tell wearers to turn left or right.

    The airline said the technology could see tourists being able to experience the sights without having to refer to a map or their phones for directions.

    The Sneakair prototype has been tested during the Barcelona Street Project event with testers walking to landmarks such as Gaudi’s Casa La Pedrera and Casa Batllo’ in the Gracia area, without having to keep checking the map to navigate the city.

    Peter Duffy, easyJet’s marketing director, said: “We are looking at making this technology available for purchase on-board in the future, offering a practical solution to those passengers who want to relax visiting a new place without the need of a map and enjoy every moment while they explore a new city.”

    Since last year the airline has been helping its passengers with its Mobile Host technology.(SD-Agencies)

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