February 12, 2014 0 comments

 

Ducere Technologies today announced the launch of the world’s first interactive haptic footwear under their wearable technology brand ‘LECHAL’ (pronounced lay-ch-al, meaning “take me there” in Hindi).

Initially designed to help visually impaired with mobility through unobtrusive means; the duo soon realized that this innovation can be useful for everyone. This thought was further developed to launch stylish footwear with interactive haptic based navigational system guiding the user towards their destination through simple vibrations in the footwear. The footwear that vibrates is the way to go.that are intuitive and unobtrusive, facilitating every user to evolve to higher lifestyles, reaping the benefits of

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How does it work?

Navigation:

 

An app loaded on a smartphone pairs with the footwear via Bluetooth. The user interacts with the app and can set a destination. The phone’s GPS is used to calculate location data and the directions are conveyed to the user via haptics (simple vibrations) in the footwear. The footwear that vibrates is the way to go.

Fitness:

‘LECHAL’ footwear counts your steps, and tracks your calories burnt. Through the App the user can set goals, create custom workout sessions and much more.

Interaction:

‘LECHAL’ footwear allows you to tag locations, set destinations, start/stop/ pause navigation and much more, all by executing simple foot gestures.

 

Talking about LECHAL footwear, Anirudh Sharma, Co-Founder and CTO, who is currently on a sabbatical and is completing his degree at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), says “Most wearable technology solutions are obtrusive, which can be distracting and attracts unnecessary attention. LECHAL Footwear are uniquely intuitive and non-obtrusive thus offering easy mobility and convenience to the user.”

LECHAL product pack will include a pair of footwear (insoles or shoes), a Charger, an Application which can be downloaded on an smartphone (Android/IOS/Windows compatible). Pre-bookings for LECHAL can be made on www.lechal.in

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCE27-bJRO4\\\\\\\\

 

 

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