Alphabet-daughter Verily works on shoes

Feb

2

2019

Alphabet-daughter Verily works on shoes with scale and fall detection

Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences branch, is reportedly working on a prototype smart shoe that measures the weight of the wearer and understands when the user walks and even falls. The company would be looking for investors.

That reports the American news medium CNBC on the basis of three sources that are familiar with the project. The medium does state that it is unclear whether this project is still active, but meetings to demonstrate the prototype have been there in recent months.

The shoes could have an application especially in the area of ​​health. A sudden increase is body weight can be a sign of heart problems, for example. Fall detection is a solution for elderly people who would not be able to get up after such a fall. That is an application that also has the latest Apple Watch.

Verily worked in the past on a contact lens that should measure the glucose level of the wearer. However, this project was shut down and it could only happen that this is also the fate of these shoes. However, the company has developed a smartwatch for clinical research. In addition, the company is working on even more projects .

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