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iCandy: It’s Electric

A robotic newspaper-storage locker, an electronic fork, and shoes that track your dance moves

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iCandy: It’s Electric
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Now you can play the immensely popular video game series Dance Dance Revolution anywhere. A group of graduate students at National Cheng Kung University, in Taiwan, have created an electronic add-on that turns any shoe into a “smart shoe” capable of sensing movement so there’s no need for an electronic dance floor. It works with an app on either a smartphone or tablet computer to monitor and display dance moves as well as the number of calories burned.

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