Websummit & Indiegogo & Active Cybershoes
Hi Cyberbuddies :)
First snow in Vienna and we are making this happen.
Time for a new update!
We pitched in November at Websummit @Machine Demo stage and as always people love it.
We didn't find an investor but we get some good looking photos :)
Here is the video of the pitch named "Story of Igor"
@design of sole
DFM is going as scheduled and we've added claws for faster turning. Also, the final design is from 2 molded parts so you will be able to easily change the batteries.
@CES (8-12 Jan)
Our idea with CES is to present the final design in big style (20'x10') at booth #21631 and to test it hard with 1000 users during 4 days. The main difference from software vs hardware product is that you can not send out the beta version for user testing. You need to test it on conventions. During CES we want to be sure that we have working shoes.
Also if someone wants to visit us at CES we have some complementary passes (read with discount) which we can share...Just comment in this update!
This subject we wish to discuss with our Cyberbuddies.
We get a bunch of daily emails for pre-order of Cybershoes and the Jake from Indiegogo reached out to us 2 weeks ago, asking if we want to move successful Kickstarter campaign to Indiegogo!?
Idea is, we can run a new campaign and offer only one perk Cybershoes station: Cybershoes, carpet and the chair. It is possible to make a special perk for KS backers to upgrade for the chair. It would start after CES and it would last for a longer time.
If that goes well we can raise the funds for jumping!
What do you guys think???
Inspired by recent patent application from Google for the VR shoes -> we want to share our research on that subject
We worked on active Cybershoes in 2016. Idea was to implement motors in shoes with integrated modules for reverse movement and prediction of the steps. Simply put, If you move forward, the motor would bring you backward.
Our test with motor
The associated function model
We've discovered that for walking you need a flexible sole. This rigid frame doesn't do a good job. We came up with a flexible conveyer belt, like Google!
According to our patent attorney report from 2016, such VR shoes with already existing prior art by Professor Hiroo Iwata is not new and hard to get them patented as an invention.
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