Real Working Shoe Phones

Updated 3rd November 2009

The image gallery contains more images of the shoe phone, in both small screen size and high resolution for press.

The entire world has been waiting for decades with baited breath for the arrival of real, working shoe phone technology. You find that hard to believe? Would you believe that someone, somewhere, has been occassionally thinking about shoe phones? Well, the shoe phone finally lives, as you will discover below, and as you can hear for your self, here or here, or listen to an ABC interview which gets interrupted by the shoe phone ringing.

Listen to a radio interview conducted by shoe-phone!

The attention the shoe phone has generated has been quite flattering, including the production of shoe phones by others, resulting in an instructibles article and the first shoe phone on ebay. Perhaps what is most surprising is that no one had actually made a working shoe phone before. But now that cat has been let out of the bag ...

Upcoming Shoe Phone Events

The shoe phone will appear on or at:
  • On TV in Canada/USA again (probably some time in May)

Would you believe that a shoe phone is safer than metal cutlery?

Well, the Civil Aviation Authority thinks so. Post 9/11 we can't take metal cutlery into the cabin of a plane, but I have received authority to wear the shoe phone while flying from Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco, USA:

[Credit: Alasdair McLellan] There is a serious side to this stunt, in that as technology progresses ubiquitous computing will continue to become more common, and it is important that society understands what is and what is not possible, and how ubiquitous computing fits into a society that must also deal with issues such as our response to terrorism.

Remote Patient Care: The Serious Side Of Shoe Phones

A significant part of the shoe phone project is the potential medical applications, as summarised in this television report:

And also described in this Flinders University press release.

The medical applications of the shoe phone will be a project for final year student's at Flinders University's School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

With this shoe phone, I have had a number of media appearances and citations on the medical applications of shoe phone technology, including:

Notes About Previous "Shoe Phones"

Aside from the props used in the TV series, there have been other shoe phones, but I believe that none have been true "shoe phones", according to the following criteria:
  1. Wearable as a shoe; can be worn and walked in for several hours.
  2. Functional as a telephone; can receive, and preferably place telephone calls.
  3. Operates as a mobile telephone; does not require a wired connection to the telephone network.
Some particular examples that were not true shoe phones by this criteria include:
  • the KGB Shoe Trasmitter which was in use from the 1950s through to around 1970, i.e., while Get Smart was being aired (not a telephone, because it contains no means of reception).
  • the 1985 Guinness World Record Smallest Telephone (not a mobile telephone).
  • Shaq's Shoe Phone of 2005 (cannot be worn without breaking it).
  • The many shoe-shaped telephones on the market (not wearable as a shoe; not a mobile telephone).
The most interesting recent development I have seen is the 22nd of January 2009 report on smuggling mobile telephones into prisons in a variety of ways, including in the heels of shoes. While the covert nature does provide a parallel to functional shoe phones, the telephones were only transported in the shoes. Therefore, it is my belief that the following shoe phones represent the world's first real, and fully functional shoe phones.

Generation 2 Shoe Phone (all electronics distributed between two shoes)

Together with the Generation 1 shoe phone, this shoe phone was constructed as a prop for a church camp, after which I realised the potential medical applications of the shoe phone. I'll be uploading some more images of this shoe phone here in the near future, but for now, here are a few pictures. I have also created an instructable.

Generation 1 Shoe Phone (blue tooth headset in shoe; phone in pocket)

Read about it here, or check out the instructable.

Other Related Gadgets

I also made a cone of silence and a phone booth for the same event that the shoe phones were originally made.

The image gallery contains more images of the shoe phone, in both small screen size and high resolution for press.

Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen.

PS: If you like the shoe phone, then you might also like my credit-card sized enigma machine made out of paper.

  • ar rahman spirit of unity download
  • chocolat syndrome music video download
  • canon mg5250 software download mac
  • bruxas de eastwick dublado download
  • battery 2 download gratis baixaki
  • biomedical image analysis rangayyan download
  • acgih 2010 em portugues download
  • anderson freire cd 2011 download
  • a nA©voa download dublado rmvb
  • anonim pun punct download mp3
  • clazziquai project sweety english download
  • automatically download images outlook 2011
  • chithi na sandesh mp3 download
  • avenir lt 95 black download
  • alaipayuthe kanna download mp3
  • canon powershot sx130 download software
  • asus p5gc mx treiber download
  • american pie reunion download
  • chaha humne tujhe download
  • caramelldansen japanese mp3 download
  • brave girls easily remix download
  • banco de dados date download
  • asus m5a78l m lx ethernet driver download
  • beete lamhe 3gp video download
  • amadeus mozart strauss beethoven download
  • clueso so sehr dabei download zippy
  • check up on it beyonce free mp3 download
  • aee mini dv md80 download
  • apostila tti download gratis
  • besplatne igrice download free full
  • chronos trigger download em portugues
  • canon mx700 download windows 7
  • animal crossing wild world download deutsch kostenlos
  • casal quase perfeito 3 download dublado
  • akademia umysA‚u postrzeganie download
  • carteira de estudante ufrj download
  • anonymous download what is
  • area no kishi download 21
  • beyblade v force download dublado rmvb
  • caprica main theme download
  • black sands remixed download free
  • bloodhound gang mp3 download
  • back in time download hulk
  • bootable pen drive software download xp
  • cincinnati riot 2 mp3 download
  • chandni raatein download
  • anelia qko mi deistvash download mp3
  • araboaica mea download fileshare
  • brother mfc 7340 driver download for mac
  • brother mfc 7840w printer download
  • asrock z68 pro 3 bios download
  • cara download metatrader 4 di blackberry
  • 3com 3c905b tx driver download windows xp
  • adiemus karl jenkins download free mp3
  • cd dvd druckerei free download
  • 13th skull free download full version
  • astral projection ebook download
  • caso de uso programa download
  • becoming a better you download
  • b1a4 o.k mp4 download
  • ashton kutcher por amor download
  • amanda ferrari avivamento download gratis
  • 7 zip download for win7 64bit
  • aprilia rs 50 werkstatthandbuch download
  • bento opening mp3 download
  • bedtime stories madonna album download
  • apparat live set download
  • blackberry javelin driver download
  • aaja milke song download
  • cine te asteapta nosferatu download zippy
  • baraka full hd download
  • apprentice los angeles download
  • avatar movie download with english subtitles
  • 3com 3c905c treiber download
  • carrera contra el destino download
  • clam x mac download
  • cd jamily infantil download
  • book of mormon album download
  • asap rocky bass download
  • cliff richard the event download
  • alina & zaku vorbe n vant download
  • aggressive inline skating game download
  • 11th hour movie download free
  • all in grouch eligh download
  • 24 bit 192khz music download free
  • a7n8x x ethernet driver download
  • big payback instrumental download
  • 6.04 download manager seri no
  • certos detalhes download conrado aleksandro
  • 2011 panchangam telugu download
  • broadcasting sound effects download
  • 20 20 cricket games download pc
  • afroman whack rappers download mp3
  • burned house of night download ebook
  • brand x music paradise lost download
  • christina grimmie hallelujah download
  • asta project viewer download
  • book of mormon ebook download free
  • absolutamente los angeles filme download
  • allods download the full version
  • cine te asteapta acasa download fisierul meu
  • avc to avi converter download
  • breakeven fast car download
  • ashwini yena song download
  • bethel church music download
  • agatha christie mluvene slovo download
  • aston shuffle start again download
  • antimalware definition update download
  • bilal khan doob raha mp3 download
  • a tutto beat download
  • average download speed in ny
  • bleach 322 episode download
  • bass mekanik free download mp3
  • canon sx1 software download
  • aprendiz de feiticeiro avi download
  • automatically download http files
  • a500 ics update download
  • booker t jones representing memphis download
  • b2st bad girl korean download
  • bottoms up karaoke download
  • 4shared download internet explorer 8
  • circuitos electricos de boylestad download
  • canon mp160 treiber download chip
  • ataque das galinhas download
  • ben 10 cartoon download
  • 9xm mix song download
  • aumentare velocita download adunanza
  • avenged sevenfold live lbc download mp3
  • bank gothic ttf download free
  • cleveland show ringtone download
  • battle for cybertron ep download
  • 20 cooler remix download
  • auto driver download windows 7
  • becoming the natural download
  • beete lamhe download mp3
  • barro tal vez download mp3
  • candan erA§etin aranjman 2011 download
  • blackbird guitar pro download
  • black ops code generator download pc
  • audio driver mpu 401 free download
  • a r rahman songs download in tamil
  • ben liebrand move to the big band download
  • canon mx870 download handbuch
  • 30 day trial avg download
  • 5dfly photo editor free download
  • besos de perro download
  • chupke se koi aayega download
  • achtung baby q magazine download
  • chemdraw download with crack
  • anita tijoux a veces download
  • bottoms up keke palmer download mp3
  • avril lavigne losing grip download nl
  • antivirus antispyware 2011 download free
  • asus ethernet kartA± driver download
  • american psycho download ita
  • 3ds dev kit download
  • canon pixma mp550 treiber download
  • blackbird guitar tab download
  • 3 corps handbook download
  • canon mp620 download for mac
  • cardio dance video download
  • canon mp160 installer download
  • applicazioni blackberry 8110 download
  • 3com 10 100 driver download
  • 5dfly photo software download
  • adoro amar vocA? daniel download
  • auto clicker bot 1.3 download
  • beyond ynth hd download apk
  • bedina me mindoda shentan download mp3
  • cidadao kane download legendado rmvb
  • arashi face down live download
  • aaliyah back and forth download
  • apostila do aluno para download
  • andrea ft costi upotrebena download
  • cinta terlarang mp3 download virgin
  • big nuz serious download
  • airlive wl 1700 usb download driver
  • can download requiem memento mori
  • avery business cards download
  • canoscan 8800f driver download vista
  • arduino sd card library download
  • bajofondo tango club discografia download
  • 4shared download u kiss 0330