Looking at google talk shoe for real

In the sensemaker class I was lucky to sit in the front and saw Joe’s new google talk shoe in real and took a close look at the fabrication. Since my funky shoe somewhat has a similar functions as google talk shoes in terms of active and motivative propose and adaptive arduino with sensors. I tried to figure out how they did this.

Here’s what I detected: an accelerometer, a pressure sensor, a gyroscope, speaker and Bluetooth.

” The shoe can tell what you are or aren’t doing and can then relay that information to your phone via Bluetooth or to you via the speaker in the top tongue of the shoe. Think those 90′s Pump sneakers, but with a speaker in place of the squishy ball.”

” The idea is that the shoe would function a lot like many of the fitness gadgets out there today that attempt you to motivate you more. When you have been sitting for more than an hour it might yell at you to walk around. But in this instance, Google’s really thinking along the lines of what brands could do with this sort of technology.”  —  Joanna Stern