Wearable insole controls devices by kicking

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There are a growing number of touchscreen gestures (such as finger angling) enabling enhanced smartphone interactivity. But with more digital devices in our lives, what happens when our hands are full? Researchers at MIT are working on KickSoul, a control system for feet. The wearable insole maps natural feet movement, and will enable users to interact with their devices using a variety of kick gestures. While still in prototype stage, the team have created a sensor that detects when the foot is moved forwards or backwards, which they programmed to perform simple tasks such as saving documents when both hands…

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