3.22.2009

technology:: shoe phone get's smart


shoe phone,shoephone

Maxwell Smart had one, Shaq had one, so why can't we have one? We can. What is it? get smart shoe phoneA shoe phone. What started out as just a prop for a church camp drama presentation that had a "Get Smart" theme, has mushroomed into a popular "make it yourself" project for DIY geeks, since 32 year old Australian inventor, Paul Gardner-Stephen posted instructions on how to make it online. In a world filled with IPhones ,blackberries and blue tooth technology, a primitive novelty like Maxwell Smart's shoe phone may seem out of place, but the inventor emphasizes that it has it's practical applications too, like helping the elderly.Gardner-Stephen says the shoes could hold sensors to detect if a wearer falls, making them particularly useful in nursing homes and aging-care facilities.

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2 comments:

Paul Gardner-Stephen said...

Hi,

Nice write up, but I am from Australia, not New Zealand ;)

Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen.

wendy presseisen, said...

sorry about that... fixed!

 
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