In Brief

These smart shoes were designed to reach out to emergency services if they detect that the wearer has fallen

For seniors or people with medical issues, falling down can do a significant amount of damage and getting up can be a challenge. French wearable tech company E-vone designed a smart shoe engineered to send a notification to emergency services if it detects abnormal movements by the wearer.

When something unusual happens, the shoes draw from a recommended list of contacts set up by the wearer and sends out notifications of the event. The sneakers vibrate to confirm that the notification was successfully sent. E-vone created models in three different categories: a sneaker made for seniors to wear daily, a pair of work shoes and hiking boots for anyone heading outdoors for an extended period of time.

E-vone presented the shoes at CES 2018 but has not yet announced a price or release date for the product.

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For seniors or people with medical issues, falling down can do a significant amount of damage and getting up can be a challenge. French wearable tech company E-vone designed a smart shoe engineered to send a notification to emergency services if it detects abnormal movements by the wearer.

When something unusual happens, the shoes draw from a recommended list of contacts set up by the wearer and sends out notifications of the event. The sneakers vibrate to confirm that the notification was successfully sent. E-vone created models in three different categories: a sneaker made for seniors to wear daily, a pair of work shoes and hiking boots for anyone heading outdoors for an extended period of time.