Self Lacing Shoes, Standing Wheelchairs And Smart Skin:
The world of assistive technology is constantly changing, with new products, designs and ideas appearing all over the place, all the time. There’s always so much being done to tackle a variety of problems that disabled people face in day to day life, relating to mobility, visual impairment or hearing. There are things being cooked up in labs and design studios around the world which are leaps and bounds ahead of the products currently available, either in terms of technology, style or both.
Powerlace are ingenious self lacing shoes from Canadian footwear designer Frederick Labbe. The Powerlace automatically tighten just by sliding them on your feet. It’s all accomplished by using the weight of the foot as a counterbalance to tighten the laces.
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