Smart shoelaces

Shoelace with magnet makes it easier to put shoes on and take them off – suitable for people with impaired hand function


User opens and closes his magnetic shoelaces (film)

To attach the magnet, first pull the shoelace out of the top 3 holes, then thread it back through the holes of the shoe and the magnet, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpytiSmReco (last checked August 2017)

When the magnets are separated, the foot can easily be placed in the shoe, then the magnet is closed with a click.

Users comments
According to the user, the shoelaces work really well. You just separate the magnets. The user notes that the magnets are very strong and they may be difficult for people with poor hand strength to separate.

Purchased from
www.zubits.com (last checked August 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Smart shoelaces
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Tipsare: Max

Max is studying. He lives by himself in an apartment. In 2002 he was injured and has a high tetraplegia (C5 incomplete with remaining sensitivity). He has personal assistance 13 hours a day.