Haptic footwear gives wearers smartphone-free directions

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Regular readers of Springwise may remember the OpenGo science insole, which is laden with sensors to help doctors and sports scientists to analyze foot health and performance. It now seems that similar technology from two ventures is enabling anyone to turn their shoes into smart devices, using vibrations to let them know which way to turn without checking their phone. Firstly, India-based Lechal has created a shoe with smart insoles that use Bluetooth to connect with wearers' smartphones. Users can set their destination using their phone, and the shoes will vibrate depending on which direction they need to go in.…

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