According to recent research data, 65% of runners get injured every year, and that running incorrectly can generate impact forces similar to getting hit by a sledgehammer under the foot, a thousand times a mile. Trying to solve this problem is Sensoria, a leading developer of IoMe (Internet of Me) wearables and artificial intelligence software solutions. They have released a new product, Smart Running Shoes for distant runners with a Core that has been designed from the ground up to be connected to sensor infused footwear.
Available in yellow, black, red or blue, the smart running shoes feature embedded textile pressure sensors at the plantar area of the foot and leverage a new and innovative microelectronic component. The great thing about Sensoria’s new shoes, besides the Core’s long lifespan, is that they provide runners with detailed visual and auditory real-time biometric feedback. The included artificial intelligence powered coach, Mara, will talk to users and detect essential core metrics including cadence, foot landing and impact forces exerted by the runner to teach users how to become a better and more efficient runner while helping to reduce the risk of injuries.
As a user runs, the pressure sensor-enabled Sensoria Smart Running Shoes combined with the Sensoria Core provide vital metrics. The small Sensoria Core hardware features an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. When combined with the textile pressure sensors in the smart shoes, users can precisely measure and track cadence, foot landing technique, contact time on the ground, and impact forces in addition to pace, distance, time and calories burned. The device connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the Sensoria Run v2.0 mobile app, which is available for free on The Apple App Store. The artificial intelligence powered Sensoria web dashboard makes it easy to compare each runner’s performance metrics against previous bests.
“Sensoria’s technology is designed to improve people’s lives.”
Innovating and creating award-winning smart apparel and footwear since 2014, Sensoria’s technology is designed to improve people’s lives. Their reusable Sensoria Core is the size of a quarter, weighs less than 7 grams, provides 24+ hours of constant use battery life, and snaps effortlessly into the Sensoria Smart Running Shoes. Sensoria Core fits into its dock at the back panel of the Sensoria Smart Running Shoes. The shoes also come with three infused textile pressure sensors in the plantar area of the foot.
“While products like Fitbit count your steps, the most important metrics in a run are your pace, cadence, foot landing and the impact that you generate each time you hit the ground. You want to protect your engine: your legs, knees and feet. With the new Sensoria Smart Running Shoes, you’ll get valuable and accurate biometrics to help you improve with each consecutive run as well as run longer and healthier,” states Sensoria CEO and Co-Founder, Davide Vigano.
The full Sensoria Running System, include the Sensoria smart t-shirt and sports bra and the new intelligent running shoes. After the pre-order holiday promotion ends, the smart shoes will retail for $199.00, which will include the new Sensoria Core, a dedicated USB charger and a pair of textile pressure infused smart running shoes. All pre-orders will be delivered to customers by the first quarter in 2018.