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Heat-sensing boots

Saves you soles.
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A pair of sturdy boots, with a thick sole. The sole incorproates a layer of an efficient insulator. Embedded on the outside of the sole are a number of thermal sensors connected back to a processor.

The insulating layer protects the sensors from spurious heat signals from the wearer's foot, and also acts as protection for the wearer.

When the detected temperature passes a preset limit the wearer is alerted. The DeLuxe version has a readout of the actual temperature.

Essential footwear for firefighters and vulcanologists.

8th of 7, Oct 13 2013


       So, an insulated boot which is cunningly contrived to tell you that your feet would be hot if you weren't actually wearing it?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2013

8th of 7, Oct 14 2013

       Could this, perhaps, be paired with an umbrella with an inbuilt rain-activated shower, to show you how wet you would get if you didn't have the umbrella?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 14 2013

       What, to prevent sudden sole meltdown?   

       If things are getting that hot, the brain is a pretty good sensor already. Dampened by insulation, yes, so perhaps the quick response of the sensor is the novelty here.
the porpoise, Oct 17 2013

       Snake sensing boots that raise an alarm before the strike would be most excellent as well. Since snakes are cold blooded, and can't be located by their heat output most of the time, the task may have to done with face/snake recognition software and a camera.
Sunstone, Oct 18 2013


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