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Smart Environments: your shoes are talking to your iPod May 27, 2006

Posted by reto wettach in biofeedback, innovative interfaces, physical interaction design.
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A new technology has been introduced by Nike: the Nike+ shoe, which is communicating wirelessly with your iPod mini. An accelerometer in the shoe is sending data to the iPod, which then tells you, how fast you are or how much you still need to run.

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This project reminds me of a research project done by the German research organization Fraunhofer in 2003: Stepman is a system, which monitors the runner's heartrate and then transforms the speed of the music (without changing the pitch) to either slow the runner down or make him run faster. 

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1. regine - May 27, 2006

i also thought about jennifer bove’s project
http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/j.bove/school_12.htm
(but you probably know it much better than i do)


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