Insole converts exercise into TV watching time

The Square-eyes shoe is fitted with a unique insole that records the amount of exercise a child does and converts it into television watching time.

One button hidden in the insole records the amount of steps taken by the child over the course of the day and another button transmits this information to a base station connected to the TV.


Once the time earned runs out, the TV automatically switches itself off.

The insole was designed by Gillian Swan, a final year design student at the UK’s Brunel University.

“It will raise awareness among the family of their sedentary lifestyle and bring about a change in behaviour for the whole family,” said Paul Turnock, design director of Brunel’s School of Engineering and Design.

Square-eyes will be showcased alongside the other work of Brunel graduates at the University’s School of Engineering and Design show next week.

Via BBC News.