Ducere Technologies, an Indian start-up, today announced the launch of an interactive haptic footwear.
This wearable technology — known as LECHAL — features interactive haptic based navigational system, guiding the user towards their destination through vibrations in the footwear.
LECHAL footwear can help to save the most frequently visited places; choose the most convenient route along with the best mode of transportation. LECHAL offers a hands free experience. One can give a voice command of direction to the application, user can Tag locations with landmarks. It also helps you stay Connected with other LECHAL users – where you can share routes as well.
LECHAL product pack will include a pair of footwear (insoles or shoes), a Charger, an Application which can be downloaded on a smartphone (Android/IOS/Windows compatible).
An app loaded on a smartphone pairs with the footwear via Bluetooth. The user interacts with the app and can set a destination. The phone’s GPS is used to calculate location data and the directions are conveyed to the user via haptics (simple vibrations) in the footwear.
LECHAL footwear counts your steps, and tracks your calories burnt. Through the App the user can set goals, create custom workout sessions and much more.
LECHAL footwear allows you to tag locations, set destinations, start/stop/pause navigation and much more, all by executing simple foot gestures.
Krispian Lawrence, co-founder and CEO, Ducere Technologies, said: “Every time you buy a pair of Special Edition footwear, one pair of LECHAL footwear will be subsidized for a visually challenged person, through Institutes like LV Prasad Eye Institute, based in Hyderabad.”