Is the next level in wearable technology here?
Wearable technology is one of the most popular topics today. Most technology companies are investing heavily in this area. Recently, Snapchat introduced its new glasses, while Google presented its new VR goggles. First smart watches with limited functionality came. Then wristbands followed by wearable glasses. Now there are tattoos that can control phones. Although very open for improvement and expansion, where is this technology going?
Nike may have an answer to this question. We all remember the shoe that Marty Mcfly found when he traveled back to 2015 in Back to the Future. That shoe could lace itself without Marty doing anything.
Thanks to Nike, these shoes are no longer science-fiction.It has become a fact. I first saw these shoes on Twitter. After seeing them, I searched on google and found an article called “Nike’s Back to the Future Self-Lacing Shoe, the HyperAdapt 1.0, Is Finally Here” by Liz Stinson.
Nike first produced prototypes of the same shoe in the movie that Marty wore. After seeing how much attention the shoes got, they decided to produce every day self-lacing shoes. And now they are here! Hyperadapt 1.0.
Hyperadapt 1.0 is the first step in wearable shoe technology. Now there is wearable technology for our feet too. No one knows where this piece of technology can go. Nike Vice President of Design, John Hoke, says that it is very open for improvement. Right now there are only speculations about additional functionality for the shoe other than lacing according to the wearers foot. But, there is no doubt that this long-awaited piece of technology is both new and exciting.