Your Soul in Your Sole

Developers at Autonomous ID, in partnership with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have set up the “Pedo-Biometrics Study and Identity Automation Lab” to create sensors in footwear that can uncover out all about who you are.

Christened “BioSole”, a device that Autonomous ID has been operating on given that 2009 is supposedly able to determine your identity with 99% accuracy by the third step, at which point it goes dormant once again. I suppose if you are not the wearer of the shoe, it would know and…alarms? I don’t know, but how funny would that be if your sibling wanted to borrow your shoes and they started yelling at them!

The new lab will also be seeking into other potential uses for the device, like medical applications such as identifying the onset of diabetes or Parkinson’s illness. This is taking reflexology to a whole new level, isn’t it?

[Through The Verge | Shoes Picture through BigStockPhoto.com]

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