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SpnKiX, is a pair of motorised shoes with wheels and wireless handheld remote control developed by a small firm, 'Action Inc' to assist the pedestrians reach their destinations faster.
It's the brainchild of 'Peter Treadway', who is also the product designer, inventor and co-founder. In his own words, Flying car's and Jet pack's inspired this concept, and, also the trouble he had in finding parkings in Los Angeles of California made him to conceive this basic idea.
Each shoe consists of a frame made out of reinforced nylon. All hardware and electronics including motor, motor controller, and battery pack are integrated into the frame. A wireless and handheld remote control adjusts the speed to go up to 10 miles per hour. Rechargeable lithium batteries charged for 2 to 3 hours is good for 2 to 3 miles of commuting.
Works this way
SpnKiX are battery powered and electric roller skates to be strapped on to each shoe. Each pack on the foot is built-in with motor and battery pack to be remote controlled by wireless device in hand. A wireless remote controls both feet at once.
- BBC News Motor shoes with wheels developed for commuting
- spnKiX Motorized Shoes Kickstarter
- Indian Express Motorised shoes to roll out in March 2012