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Roland Graf: Internet of Shoes Patent Issued

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Stamps Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Roland Graf received a US util­ity patent (US 10,433,394) related to his Inter­net of Shoes (IoS) research and project col­lab­o­ra­tion with embed­ded sys­tems research at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan. The United States Patent and Trade­mark Office issued the patent on Oct 12019.

Inter­net of Shoes is a sen­sory net­work­ing device and method for street-level inter­ac­tions. With these net­work­ing devices, pedes­tri­ans can per­form col­lec­tive actions on the street using inter­ac­tive LED shoelaces and other wear­ables that com­mu­ni­cate with each other in a wire­less mesh net­work. With this project, Graf and his team explore how the Inter­net of Things can shape col­lec­tive actions on the street.