Your Soul in Your Sole


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Developers at Autonomous ID, in partnership with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have set up the “Pedo-Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab” to create sensors in footwear that can find out all about who you are.

Christened “BioSole”, a device that Autonomous ID has been working on since 2009 is supposedly able to identify your identity with 99% accuracy by the third step, at which point it goes dormant again. I suppose if you are not the wearer of the shoe, it would know and…alarms? I don’t know, but how funny would that be if your sibling wanted to borrow your shoes and they started yelling at them!

The new lab will also be looking into other potential uses for the device, including medical applications such as identifying the onset of diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. This is taking reflexology to a whole new level, isn’t it?

[Via The Verge | Shoes Picture via BigStockPhoto.com]





One Response to Your Soul in Your Sole

  1. I read recently that people who develop Alzheimer's show changes in their gait long before any loss of
    cognitive function. This could be a tool for early detection.