Sensor-Laden Soles Turn Sneakers Into An Activity Tracker [Video]
SmartMove can track and identify when the user is sitting, standing, walking, running, cycling, and more.
- 15 april 2014
For many people finding the time to be more active can be a challenge, and there are already so many physical activity trackers and fitness devices designed to help people be more active. Most of these devices, however, track specific activities like running or walking.
Unlike most activity trackers, SmartMove accurately and uniquely tracks whether the user is sitting down or not, as well as tracking all their other activities for the day. Discreet sensors embedded into comfortable insoles can figure out whether the user is sitting, standing, walking, running, cycling, and more. The detailed activity and calorie burn information is sent to the user’s smartphone via the accompanying app.
The SmartMove app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, provides personalized and real-time coaching to users to help them track their physical activities and their progress towards their activity goals. Through “text messages,” users receive reminders and suggestions on how they can reach their fitness goals.
SmartMove uses patent-pending technology that was developed with the help of funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
SmartMove is raising funds for production on Kickstarter. Supporters can get their own pair of SmartMove insoles and access to the app for as low as $99. The retail price is pegged at $149.99 when the product launches later this year. The Kickstarter campaign ends May 27th.
View the Kickstarter video below.