Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple has been dabbling in wearable tech, at least when it comes to the U.S. Patent Office, and a new application uncovered Thursday by AppleInsider adds to that growing category. Apple has filed for a patent covering so-called “smart shoe” systems which feature sensors that can track wear and usage and tell you when you need to replace them, charting your progress on a companion app for a mobile device, or via built-in LED lights, speakers or displays. In its description of how this would work, Apple suggests embedding the processor and other electronics in the shoe’s heel, (IT news)