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Step in the right direction

Ducere Technologies' Lechal shoes are not just taking people places but also showing them the way

Aditya Mopur

It is being touted as the next big thing in wearable technology and the best part is, it is of Indian provenance. After smart glasses and smart watches, it is time to welcome smart shoes into our lives. Though Google Glass may still be out of reach for those of us in India, we can definitely get our hands on the smart shoes made by Secunderabad-based company Ducere Technologies. Called Lechal (which means ‘take me along’ in Hindi), these shoes sync with smartphones through an app to provide users with a variety of information — from directions to your destination to the number of calories you have burnt.