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avatar GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 02, 2010 03:09PM
ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2010) — The prevalence of global positioning system (GPS) devices in everything from cars to cell phones has almost made getting lost a thing of the past. But what do you do when your GPS isn't working? Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a shoe-embedded radar system that may help you find your way.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101201102557.htm
avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 05, 2010 05:50PM
R U Kidding me?
What's wrong with driving around aimlessly once in awhile?

On a perhaps unrelated note... I wonder if as a society / species / whateva
we are getting dumber as time goes on. I guess it probably doesn't matter
since we will only be around for a spec of time geologically speaking.
But... I am BRILLIANT! Ask me anything! I KNOW the ANSWER!
uh... hang on... I need to find my iPhone to look it up...

*note - I don't really have an iPhone

Signed,
All-knowing-Chick-on is looking at you!

p.s. If anyone thinks I waste too much time... just look on youtube and I am FAR
from being alone!



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 05, 2010 05:53PM
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chick-on
*note - I don't really have an iPhone

I'm still using the first cellphone I bought:

avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 05, 2010 06:35PM
I still prefer a 2D local positioning system.
avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 06, 2010 11:26AM
A foot based inertial navigation system might help me inside a multilevel big-box store which is where I am most likely to get "turned around". I don't get lost outdoors. My wife does not understand how I can navigate in the wilderness but on rare occasion get disoriented inside a store. I tell her there's this, like, trail with visible horizons, Sun's location, etc. Cool Tux
avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 06, 2010 03:17PM
Worse yet is being in a Home Depot or Costco that is a flipped version of the one at home.



Old Dude
avatar Re: GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way
December 06, 2010 07:04PM
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mrcondron
Worse yet is being in a Home Depot or Costco that is a flipped version of the one at home.

Used to have that problem at a Fedco that wasn't my normal one. Made me feel a bit dizzy.
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