Tom Sykes of the Loughborough Design School at England's Loughborough University is the recipient of the 2012 James Dyson Foundation Bursary. He got it for his "GroundWave Shadow Trainer". Just what exactly is that? From the picture you can tell that it's a sneaker, but it's no cooler than any pair of high cuts. Right?
Not exactly. It's a sneaker prototype that teach you how to dance, GroundWave Shadow Trainer is fitted with accelerometer senses that interact with a specially designed GroundWave app on your smartphone, relaying live feedback from the shoe itself to track your movements and progress.
Sykes says that the project "is to produce a design proposal for a product that introduces exercise into a child's life in an innovative and exciting way." He chose urban dance as the platform on which to base this exercise, because of its cultural relevance with "the inner city youth market."