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Metal Detecting Shoes

Finds change while you're walking/jogging...
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Just what it sounds like -- shoes that work as metal detectors -- instead of walking around the beach and waving a stick, people could just slip these bad boys on and go for a walk or jog. It might incentivize people to excercise if there's a reward...and the shoes might be a bit heavier than normal so it would be particularly good excercise...
JT, Jun 29 2000

Kickstarter: Metal Detecting Shoes (2019) https://www.kicksta...tal-detecting-shoes
$1 of $5000 funded with 5 days to go... [jutta, Sep 15 2019]


       Isn't walking around with a big heavy stick exercise? The advantage with the shoes would be that you can search for change descretely..until the alarm goes off.
blahginger, Jun 30 2000

       It's excercise but you're right -- it's far from discreet. The shoe alarm can be discrete too -- it's all about headphones...
JT, Jun 30 2000

       Or maybe the shoe vibrates. This could also help pinpoint coins faster... if you pass over a coin that's a bit to your right, the right shoe would vibrate more than the left, etc.
PotatoStew, Jun 30 2000

       Stereo headphones would be good enough for telling which shoe had detected the metal (and discreet). If the noise generated gets louder the nearer the shoe is to the metal, then your head should naturally turn towards the "source" of the sound, making you automatically walk in the right direction
Lemon, Jul 06 2000

       It easy to make it a dicrete sign, I mean... most of the excercising people walk on a ritem, this could be easely interupted by a detection. Maby its possible to make some universal thingy that fits on more than 1 shoe, otherwise people could recognize your shoes ;)
enveekaa, Jul 24 2000

       I love this because you don't look like such a twat with a great big ufo type techno truck swinging about the place. Although a draw back is that you need to keep the detector fairly level while passing over a potention treasure. Leggless
leggless, Jul 24 2000

       Feets would be fairly close to level, pressed against the ground...You don't push the ring of a detector against the grass, so you have to hold it level...
StarChaser, Jul 25 2000


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