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Verb for Shoe - very intelligent shoes!

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December 14, 2004

Verb for Shoe - very intelligent shoes!

Verb for Shoe - very intelligent shoes!

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December 15, 2004, MIT spin-off company VectraSense has announced a new computerised shoe named "Verb for Shoe" that provides on-the-fly computerised shoe adjustments according to the wearer's movements, a wireless link from the shoes to your PC and to other wearers of the shoes (creating an elite and exclusive community) and a software application which continuously and actively monitors the shoe's power usage, air bladder system performance, the user's motion analysis and the shoe's health and alerts when problems occur.

December 15, 2004, MIT spin-off company VectraSense has announced a new computerised shoe named "Verb for Shoe" that provides on-the-fly computerised shoe adjustments according to the wearer's movements, a wireless link from the shoes to your PC and to other wearers of the shoes (creating an elite and exclusive community) and a software application which continuously and actively monitors the shoe's power usage, air bladder system performance, the user's motion analysis and the shoe's health and alerts when problems occur.

Verb for shoe is footwear that senses your activity level and automatically adjusts to improve comfort and performance. This is performed through an embedded computer that learns individual movement patterns and adjusts the shoe accordingly. This computer also allows for wirelss data storage and information sharing.

A synthesis of high fashion style and cutting-edge technology, Verb for Shoe provides a completely different way of looking at shoes for style-conscious trend-setters. In an exclusive Hollywood preview, VectraSense took the town by storm with many celebrities calling Verb for Shoe the "next big thing."

Not surprisingly, Verb for Shoe offers the ability to option-up your shoes, with an optional Sports package, a Rich-Media package, and an Exotic materials package.

The key features of the shoe are as follows:

* A wireless link that allow the shoes to link with your PC. Through a new computer peripheral, called a Thinkpod, the shoes can interface with your computer;

* ThinkShare, a new feature that creates an exclusive community of Verb for Shoe users, who can exchange business cards and other information through wireless communication between their shoes;

* ThinkAdjust, a feature that allows the air bladders in the shoe to be independently adjusted by the wearer;

* ShoeDoctor, a software application which continuously monitors the shoe's health and alerts when problems occur. It actively monitors power usage, air bladder system performance, and motion analysis. When a problem does occur, Customer Support at VectraSense can connect to your shoes across the internet to assist in resolving issues;

"The revolution has begun with this new shoe," said Ronald S. Demon, inventor, and CEO of VectraSense Technologies, Inc. "Our focus is to provide a truly unique customer experience through pain-staking attention to quality, with each shoe handcrafted to order using only the finest materials available."

Verb for Shoe is a third generation computerized shoe product for VectraSense Technologies. Its first product, the Raven, was the world's first computerized adjustable shoe. The cost of the basic shoe is US$499.99, and fully loaded with all the options, the cost would be US$1000.

Demon noted that Verb for Shoe will not only impact the footwear industry, but also the emerging wearable computing industry, the mobile and wireless computing industries and to some extent the internet.

More details on this remarkable new shoe can be found at the company's web site, www.verbforshoe.com/.

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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