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Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences arm, has been working on smart shoes that can track your weight and movements and detect falls. As reported by CNBC, the Verily has been showing off a prototype pair to potential partners to co-develop the shoes.
Sudden changes to a person’s weight can indicate health problems like congestive heart failure. Having a pair of shoes that can accurately track your weight could be a way to alert a person of a more serious condition as soon as it’s detected.
The trend of wearables that can detect falls is nothing new. Last year, Apple launched its . French company . Helite also makes the .
It’s not known whether the smart shoes project is active or not. However, Verily isn’t the first company to pursue smart footwear. The French company.
Verily did not immediately respond to a request to comment.