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Silent Shoe Output Device

Get information delivered directly to your toes.
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How about shoes that have sensors in the toes that will output brail letters by pushing the pattern on the bottom of the toe. There are similar devices for the blind to read computer text that outputs to the finger. You could have wireless output to your toes to get information silently wherever you are. There are plenty of moral applications but my mind goes right to game show answers, test taking etc.
celltech, Sep 26 2002

Morse code translator http://cyberscout.o...a/morse/morset.html
Want to know what that says? [sild, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Would have helped this guy a lot.. http://www.orange-t...?menu=news.quirkies
Thanks, Fark! [Mr Burns, Sep 26 2002]

Go-Gamble Blackjack Guide http://www.go-gambl...ackGuide.html#cheat
"In addition, teams of blackjack players (and individuals) have used toe operated computers to help them count cards." [phoenix, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Do you think toes are sensitive enough to read braille? Maybe morse code would be better (and quicker?), in which case this has no doubt been baked by spies, card sharps and the like.   

       Good idea though - all sorts of applications spring to mind.   

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sild, Sep 26 2002

       excellent idea. i offer this possibility:   

       have the shoe transmit audio using bone induction. apply a speaker to an area of skin directly over the bone (such as jawbone, or ball of foot). bone resonates, and you can actually hear the audio through your skeleton.   

       to try this out, get a tuning fork ringing and press it hard against the outside of your elbow, then stick your finger in your ear. totally creepy...
urbanmatador, Mar 26 2003

       I like your idea however. I like this one better. http://www.nesta.org.uk/mediaroom/newsreleases/1556/
AdamShegrud, May 08 2003


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