Google’s “Talking Shoe”

March 21, 2013 11:00 am

Talking Shoe

Google’s recent venture Art Copy&Code produced an experimental shoe that links to your phone, talks to you and shares its stories on the web.


Using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, pressure sensors and Bluetooth the Talking Shoe translates the wearer’s movements into funny and motivating comments. It let’s the user share those comments on the web – presumably on Google+ and thusly lets others comment on it.

All sensory data is computed with a smart phone app and then pushed to the web. A built-in speaker lets the wearer hear the shoe’s ramblings.

The talking shoe by Google

Written by Florian Beer