There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.
More than likely you’ve seen Wizard of Oz. In the movie, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers ‘magically’ have the ability to transport her home with just three clicks. British designer Dominic Wilcox has decided to build on that concept creating GPS shoes that literally can guide you home with the click of the heels.
Inside the heels is a GPS unit that is activated when they click together. The toes start to twinkle, thanks to a circle of LED lights. These lights than point in the direction in which you should be traveling to get home.
Obviously the user’s address will need to be uploaded, but a special mapping software exists that make the process relatively easy. While I’m sure these kinds of shoes are meant more as a novelty, the idea is really cool.
Imagine if such technology could eventually make its way into the shoes of younger children. Parents could teach their kids how to use the shoes and how to follow the directions they give, helping prevent children from getting lost or turned around while walking or biking. That’s just one example.
What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?