Dec 30, 2014
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Vibram Wearable Technology
The Vibram Smart Concept Sole was inspired by tactical needs for military operations, law enforcement and firefighting. It includes an integrated electronic board for controlling integrated hardware. A smartphone and app could also serve in place of the standalone remote.
The most universally useful application of the Smart Concept Sole is its lighting system. The integrated LEDs shine a diffuse array of light on the ground ahead, allowing the user to see where they're going in the dark while still maintaining a low profile. The LEDs have three brightness settings, and a flashing red LED tail light to increase wearer visibility for activities like running at night.
Vibram envisions the sole of the future being stocked with a variety of sensors to provide a warning system for users. A gas sensor would monitor for hazardous gases, something that could be useful in firefighting and law enforcement, while a proximity sensor would monitor for upcoming obstacles in scenarios such as dark, unfamiliar territory and smoke-filled buildings.
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