Google could soon be following every step you take with hi-tech shoes – which will also be able to tell the wearer when they’ve put on weight.
The shoes could be the next move in electronic “smart” gadgets.
Best known for its internet search engine, Google’s parent company Alphabet is developing shoes that will monitor the wearer’s movements.
A prototype has been designed and the sensors can even tell if you’re getting fatter, according to a report by US TV network CNBC.
Verily, Alphabet’s health division, is now looking to find a partner to style and manufacture the shoes.
If put into production, they could prove useful for those caring for vulnerable people, such as the elderly or infirm.
The shoes will allow those monitoring them to recognise if the wearer has suffered a fall or wandered off and got lost.
Google’s rival Apple has previously incorporated technology into its Apple Watch that can detect falls.
Verily has been at the forefront of hi-tech health aids.
Previous items released by the company include smart contact lenses that improve sight after cataract surgery and a spoon designed for people with Parkinson’s disease.
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