I met up with Andrea Reschia, a footwear designer who just won the coveted ”S” design award for her Rugged Tech boot with a microchip implant to regulate inside shoe temperature and other things. It’ll be nice to work together with her on a suitable Tactsenze shoe. Here’s Andrea with the tech shoe idea:
Tactsenze demo at World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, Stockholm
Dec 5-9 we demonstrated Tactsenze at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Stockholm. Dozens of people tested being a visually impaired musician. Lots of interest, especially when ZED film distribution company agent Valérie Arbita presented the film Feel the Music ( the int’l title of Wu Jing’s impossible Dream, aired recently on Swedish National TV.
So if you see the above ”box” the foot goes on to test the technique, you can understand we’ve got to get everything smaller and into a shoe so one can move around while getting tactile instruction on how to dance, do yoga, tai chi etc.
Wow- what a journey, and it’s really just begun, though we’ve passed the three year mark already. Deep Sea Productions did a masterful job on the documentary film”Feel the Music” (”Wu Jings Omöjliga Dröm”). There you can see the trials and tribulations in the development of Tactsenze technique. The film recently aired on Swedish National Television (SVT 2), and in a few weeks the international version will be on the way to 8 more TV stations, including China’s CCTV. See here: Film
Now Runo Andersson the inventor of Tactsenze and me, the project manager have to transform the pretty bulky prototype to a product for the market- muuuuch easier said than done. I’ll come back to that soon…
But first, an endorsement from the leading distributor of visual aids in Sweden:
Jörgen Andersén, CEO, Iris Hjälpmedel
”In our branch we’re used to incremental improvements in our existing line of products.
Tactsenze technique can lead the way for an entirely new aid for the visually impaired.”