See How You Shift Your Weight from Inside a Smart Shoe
With pressure sensors and coaching, this wearable for feet perfects squats and swings
When you think of a wearable device, you probably picture a wristband that tracks the steps you've taken today, or a watch that keeps tabs on your heartbeat. The IOFIT, however, takes the definition of wearables in a new direction.
Developed by Samsung Electronic‘s spin-off startup Salted Venture, the new smart shoe combines the use of pressure sensors and a companion coaching app to improve users' athletic performance by targeting improved balance and posture.
The company wanted to make use of the valuable data that can be gained from feet, said Jacob Cho, the CEO of Salted Venture in a Samsung Newsroom article. The idea for the smart shoe began at a Samsung innovation program called C-Lab, whose team later branched off to establish Salted Venture.