Power Laces- the Auto lacing shoe
Inspired by the movie ‘Back to the Future II’, Blake Bevin experimented with creating a pair of self-lacing shoes. While his solution isn’t the most stylish option the mechanism he installed on the shoes does in fact work. The project is chronicled in an instructables page and utilizes an arduino microcontroller. The user steps into the shoes and activates force sensors on the shoe beds. This in turn triggers two servo motors which apply tension to the laces and tighten the show around the user’s feet.