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Digital shoe ties

Tightens or releases without the need to bend down
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A small mechanism for tightening or releasing the shoe controlled by some external event: e.g.
* Tapping a certain tune,
* pressing a button on the ankle with the other foot, ,
* voice activated (with recognition of owner, so no pranks) * remote controlled * SMS / mobile call controlled

Forget about bending over to open your shoes.

In emergency - If it fails, you can always open the laces or some safety gadget and get your shoes off.

Also a safety catch, for disabling it during critical moments (perhaps while driving etc).

pashute, Sep 27 2011

http://www.youtube....watch?v=liI1E_ZZV5w [mitxela, Sep 27 2011]

Yet Another... http://www.youtube....watch?v=ROEZs0HpFQc
[Grogster, Sep 28 2011]

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       There's been a crying need for this inversion for, oh, megaparsecs, at least.
mouseposture, Sep 28 2011
  

       There's an app for that.
tatterdemalion, Sep 28 2011
  

       need this today, my back is in spasm.
po, Sep 28 2011
  

       Could be used on duffel bags and other thing tied with string.
popbottle, Nov 18 2016
  

       Hacker magnet...
not_morrison_rm, Nov 18 2016
  

       not flies.
FlyingToaster, Nov 19 2016
  
      
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