Originally conceived as a way to keep visually impaired people safe, an Indian company is about to launch a Bluetooth-enabled shoe technology that the company hopes will show everybody the way home -- or wherever they're going. 

According to the Ducere Technologies' website, its Luchal shoes and shoe inserts work in conjunction with cellphone GPS mapping technology, and via vibrations in the right or left shoe, can tell wearers which way to turn. What's more, the devices can also track steps taken and calories burned like a pedometer, and also serve as a way to tell your friends where to meet you.

The shoes are slated to go on sale later in the year, but are available for preorder now.