No Place Like Home Shoes

British designer Dominic Wilcox “No Place Like Home” shoes were inspired by Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Utilizing Global Positioning Sensors (GPS) and tracking devices, the shoes can be programmed with a specific route. The wearer is then guided by LED lights that flash to indicate the right direction. There’s an antenna on the heel tracks a satellite signal to plot the route. Wilcox says: “After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.” Continue reading for more strange things that actually exist.

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