Long-time readers know Sensoria, which pioneered weaving sensors into athletic socks. The company is announcing at CES a deal with Vivobarefoot, which calls itself “the leading global producer of barefoot shoes,” to build the technology into those shoes.
(Note that Vivobarefoot does not make those geeky five-toed running shoes that were all the rage a couple of years ago. They’re in the business of making ergonomic shoes that mimic walking barefoot, which the company says has significant health benefits.)
With the Sensoria Core technology, Vivobarefoot lets wearers of its running shoes track speed, cadence, foot landing technique and other metrics that can contribute to healthy walking. Each show has two removable Sensoria sensors, each of which is connected to four pressure sensors on the shoe’s insole area. Customers can then visualize their pace in an app, using the analysis that Sensoria’s software provides.
Pricing and availability were not announced.
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