How many hours of the day is a computer screen in front of you? Wait, let’s change that question: how many hours--or minutes--of the day is a computer screen not in front of you?
Dhairya Dand and Henry Holtzman of the MIT Media Lab think that we don’t spend enough time looking at the world outside of our screens. Even when walking around, many of us are also looking at our smartphones instead of the physical world (thus providing for hilarious moments on video).
So Dand and Holtzman created SuperShoes. These are insoles with built-in vibrating ticklers. They fit inside standard flat shoes. If you’re navigating an unfamiliar location with a map on your smartphone, you no longer have to look at your phone. The ticklers will vibrate you to let you know which direction you should move in.