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Wearable tech from India: Footwear that shows the way

There has been a lot of interest about this device, especially since it was conceptualised in India.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi |
Updated: March 28, 2015 7:16:57 am
lechal, lechal shoes, Krispian Lawrence Krispian Lawrence, Co-Founder & CEO, Ducere Technologies with Lechal shoes.

 

For something that was conceptualised over an impulse to help the “visually-impaired navigate their worlds better”, Lechal (Hindi for take me along) has sure come a long way. Touted as the world’s first interactive haptic footwear, this wearable will soon be available as a shoe or insole that tells you which way to go and collects data about our activities on the way.

We believe technology has to integrate with our lives. And a shoe is almost like a natural extension and you always have it on,” explains Krispian Lawrence, Co-Founder & CEO, Ducere Technologies. Lechal uses haptic feedback to direct the person wearing it and can collect data like other wearable devices.

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