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World's weird inventions on display

Published 06/04/2011 | 11:52

Payman Sarhadi presents his
Payman Sarhadi presents his "super smart boots" at an international exhibition of inventions in Geneva (AP)

Inventors from 45 countries are laying out their weird and wacky wares at the world's biggest inventions fair in Geneva this week.

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Creations include intelligent footwear and a kangaroo tail for humans.

Peyman Sarhadi, from Iran, says his "smart boot" uses sensors to collect data such as the wearer's pulse and temperature and send them to base camp.

He says the boot can also measure radiation levels and is already being tested by Iran's army.

Italian Emanuele Lopopolo hopes his portable back rest will catch investors' eyes. It allows the wearer to take a break from standing by leaning back on to a retractable pole.

Other designs include a mouthwash-dispensing toothbrush, a braille photocopier, a foldable tandem and a vertical garden.

The fair runs until April 10.

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