Funny how “nerds” and “jocks” never seem to get along in high school, when in the “real world” they have a surprisingly symbiotic relationship, each group feeding off of the talents of the other. The nerds produce new technologies that give the jocks the edge that will justify their exorbitant salaries, and the jocks use their exorbitant salaries to pay for the latest technologies, thus lining the pockets of the nerds. One clearly nerdy company, VectraSense Technologies, has created a shoe that any professional athlete with a multi-million dollar salary would love—the VectraSense VerbForShoe. This shoe
senses your activity level and automatically adjusts to improve comfort and performance…through an embedded computer that learns individual movement patterns and adjusts the shoe accordingly. This computer also allows for wireless data storage and information sharing.
And since we’re on the topic of over-the-top technology, why not take a look at the SwiMP3? According to the website, this music player is
revolutionary in that it relies on bone conduction of sound. When the device is placed on any bones of the skull (i.e. the cheek bones or the mastoid tip) it leads to vibration of the fluid in the inner ear. Thus swimmers can enjoy clarity of sound with the SwiMP3 device that was never before possible.
It’s a strange new world we’re living in, isn’t it?