Bleeding Edge

by Mike Masnick




Have You Rebooted Your Shoe Lately?

from the does-it-need-to-be-much-smarter? dept

First revealed nearly a year ago, Adidas has finally launched its computerized running smart shoe, which will cost you a mere $250 and the constant nagging question of what will you do when it crashes on you? The shoe is designed with a microprocessor that will constantly measure the pounding you're giving the shoe and will try to adjust the cushioning to protect your knees for another day. It still seems like a fairly niche market -- but it could become much more interesting if other devices learn to make use of the spare cycles in your shoes. Think of it as bodily distributed computing.

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