Lenovo’s Shoes Bring Activity Trackers Directly To Runners’ Feet

Lenovo’s Shoes Bring Activity Trackers Directly To Runners’ Feet
Design

The computer brand has unveiled a connected shoe concept that can track steps, calories, sweat and body fat percentage

Michelle Hum, PSFK Labs
  • 15 june 2016

Computer company Lenovo introduced a smart shoe concept powered by Intel Curie that brings all the functionality of current activity trackers to people’s feet. The shoes are equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope to track movement and activity. Paired with an app, people can see how many steps they have travelled and calories burned. A 3D-scanner found in the insole can also track body fat percentage and sweat during a workout. The shoes are charged by placing them on a wireless mat and last about 10 days of light use or 10 hours of intense exercise. In addition to fitness, the smart shoes also have applications to be integrated into gameplay. Lenovo expects to launch the shoes at the end of 2016 after pilot tests in China.

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