The Man Who Invented the Working Shoe Phone

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Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen is a senior lecturer at the school of computer science, engineering and mathematics as well as know scientist. Paul Gardner-Stephen is a digital version of a blacksmith, he is an expert in the field of crafting creative and skilled solutions to a number of problems. His wide range of research includes computing, networking, mobile devices, mobile communication infrastructures, disaster and attack-resilient technology, creating understandable computers and the application so as to make the world as a better and developed place.

Dr. Gardner-Stephen is a highly qualified scientist, with a Ph.D. in the field of computer engineering and Bioinformatics from Flinders University and Bachelor of Science in computers from again Flinders University.

He has been rewarded and awarded with honors and grants such as:

  • Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship for the year 2011 to 2012.
  • Global Security Challenge Grand Finalist and Honorable Mention in the year 2013.
  • Technology Challenge for Atrocity Prevention: Winner, communications category that too in the year 2013.

He has been awarded the number of prestigious awards for his different researchers in the field of science and technology.

Dr. Gardner-Stephen’s research into the field of Computer science and other related fields has focused on a number of different projects like a humanitarian endeavor to make mobile telecommunications available to all people, without the need of cell towers.

He has also contributed his great efforts to deliver different networking and communication topics into the school and colleges of computer science, Mathematics, and Engineering.


A new shoe is his recent invention that actually works as a mobile phone. Expert Dr. Gardner-Stephen has designed the shoe in such a way that it has a handset mobile fitted on the heel of the shoe along with Bluetooth headset on the other. He invented this kind of shoe with the help of a shoemaker friend. The design allows users to simply make and receive calls by just sliding each heel.

Gardner-Stephen says although it is completely impractical, it’s actually not that bad! It’s very easy to use this kind of phone, as when the phone rings you can simply slip off the shoe, open the heel, press the button and talk easily whereever you want.

Gardner-Stephen actually created this kind of shoe as a proof of concept based on the sixties television spoof Get Smart. In that series bumbling agent Maxwell Smart used a shoe phone. This idea generated so much of interest into the mind of Gardner-Stephen that he actually thought to market it online.

He’d like to develop a spin-off medical version of the shoe, which consists of complete equipment for measuring pulse rate, blood pressure and other medical information that all could be stored into the shoe.

It can also be used as an alarm to alert carers if anyone falls ill in the house.  Gardner-Stephen also added that he himself has road tested the shoe gadget himself for three days at Adelaide’s Flinders university. He also added that he walked several hundred meters outside wearing these shoe gadgets and really, no one paid much attention towards them.

He has also created many other inventions in the field of science and technology such as:

He has made an impossible thing possible with his group of researchers: he has managed to get mobile phones to work in the remote areas of Australia, without the help of phone towers and satellites. He made it all possible with the help of his software development.

He invented a facility for the help of poor people living in remote areas where coverage doesn’t exist and also for situations when the common man is trapped in a disaster and has no network to contact his near and dear ones.

He also added that he crafts things for the help of poor and needy people without the use of any steel and iron but just by using computer software.  He said he wants to make a difference in the world– to make it a better place, especially for the poor and most needy.


Gardner-Stephen has created his new team for several projects that includes students, volunteers, and some paid people. His team is highly creative and hardworking in a friendly working environment where each and every person is treated equally with respect.

His senior development team is responsible for the core invention of software direction and development and providing leadership roles for various projects.

Gardner-Stephen is giving a number of people the chance to try to build mobile phones for themselves and to learn how science can develop and improve the lives of the poor.

Gardner-Stephen has done and is doing a wonderful job in the field of science and technology and is continuously working for the well-being of the poor and needy. We hope for him to turn more impossibilities into reality with his ability and talents in the field of science and technology.

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