Reebok is developing unusual sneakers that will serve as a huge number of gadgets. The newspaper writes about this. RBC Dаily. The inventors are sure that the devices placed in the shoes will help people greatly lighten their bags and pockets, since all the most necessary things will be in their hands, or rather, on their feet. The development will use MC10 technology, which uses stretched silicon.
An amazing technology that will allow the creation of flexible electronics was invented by American material scientists from the University of Illinois and the University of Arizona. Thanks to their efforts, the technology of printing ultra-thin silicon strips on a flexible polymer appeared. How can this invention be useful to people? The gadget can literally be embedded inside a leather jacket, pants or other item of clothing, such as sneakers. This opportunity and interested in the company Reebok.
At the first stage, innovators plan to sell sneakers that will be equipped with sensors of human biological parameters. Such smart shoes will recognize pH, heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism of their owner and other factors, and then transfer data via wireless communication to a laptop.
Mostly, special sneakers with measuring sensors will be needed by athletes and their coaches, who will adjust the physical activity of their wards, observing the state of their health. However, electronic sneakers will be useful to ordinary people who arrange, say, morning jogging and also want to control whether their activities make their health worse.
Finally, in the future, “smart” sneakers can also receive additional functions of nowadays popular gadgets - navigators or even mobile phones with speakerphone function.