You Gotta Walk Before You Watch

by Jon Henshaw

The BBC News reported on a new shoe that’s supposed to get kids exercising again. What’s the carrot? TV time.

The shoe - dubbed Square-eyes - has a unique insole that records the amount of exercise a child does and converts it into television watching time.

One button on the shoe - the brainchild of a student at west London’s Brunel University - records the number of steps taken by the child over the day.

Another transmits this information to a base station connected to the TV.

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This entry was posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2005 at 4:23 am and is filed under Health, Technology, Healthy Living. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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