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Segway motion technology built into walking shoes.
You've seen kids roller shoes that have built-in wheels that allow you to roll like roller skates. Why not Segway technology to enable powered motion dependent on orientation of the wearer. This would be handy in a warehouse or large buildings like the Pentagon.
However the power source and electronics
would probably need to reside in an external pack. Unless outrageously large platform shoes make a comeback.
It could open up new niche sports, Olympic events or new forms of expressive dance - especially when 2 dimensional Segway Technology appears (on a ball instead of a wheel)
Pardon my YASD (Yet Another Segway Device).
||In 2018, Segway Drift W1 "e-skates" are
close. You step on and off them though,
rather than being able to wear them and
have them stay attached while you step
||Holy crap 13 years without an anno.
||I've recently been trying to think of a good way to put
wheels on my feet to get around more rapidly. I don't know
if this is one, but it's interesting.