On Tuesday, NIKE launched the Adapt BB, an auto-lacing basketball shoe with a brain.

Michael Donaghu, Nike’s VP of Innovation, explains the technology behind the development of the shoe and how it will influence the future of footwear for generations:

My starting point is always curiosity. I love probing and questioning what’s out there, trying to get a feel of what’s possible. I was a geography major in college, and the study of the intersection of human activity and the physical world around us has shaped my work more than I ever could’ve expected.

After all, what we’re launching this week goes far beyond a shoe. Our long-term vision for innovation at Nike is a world in which intelligent products adapt at the speed of sport to improve an athlete’s performance.

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Help your students learn more about the the intersection of sports and STEM at the 2019 STEMBall on March 23rd at the Barclays Center!