Sensoria: A Sock with Sensing Technology Tracks Your Fitness

Devices currently on the market can tell runner’s steps, time, distance and calories burned. However, it is important to also let the runners know how well they are running.

Runners constantly strive to improve their performance and results, but very much like everybody else, they tend to hit a plateau at a certain point. Sports and technology enthusiasts got a lot of value from traditional pedometer type devices in the market, but none of these products were able to provide the insights they were looking for in order to step out of the plateau.

“What I really need is a wearable device that goes beyond telling me my speed and distance. I need something that will tell me how well I am running, something that will allow me to compare myself today against my best self”, says endurance athlete Jerry Gamez.

That’s why you will love Sensoria.

Sensoria is a revolutionary smart sock that is paired with an electronic anklet that can count actual steps, automatically detect and track exercise, activity type and level, based on pressure signals coming directly from the user’s foot. Sensoria is as comfortable and washable as your favorite brand of running socks. The only difference is its sensing technology.

How does Sensoria work?

Sensoria Anklet

Simply connect the anklet to the smart sock and go! Sensoria will track your steps while you perform your daily tasks and fitness activities with an unmatched level of accuracy. Each step you take whether you are running, walking, jumping, or performing other activities, has an identifiable digital footprint that can be analyzed during and after your workout.

For example, Sensoria can tell you when you are in rhythm, when your cadence is efficient not just for your body type but also for the moment’s run.

You will be able to hear a virtual coach that will push you to improve your performance and also give you a heads up when you are outdoing yourself or stretching it too thin.

You may hear it say, “good job, try to speed up on the pace” or if it the sensors detect that you are hitting the ground with your heels (which is not good for your joints) the voice will advise: “try to land on your midfoot”.

Another amazing feature of Sensoria is it can detect heel strikes, and learn from your usual workout on whether you are doing something different that could potentially lead to injuries. The virtual coach will come into the picture and try to instruct you to obtain optimum results.

The researchers of Sensoria say: “We have a fully functional prototype, and we are now focused on the final phase of software development and the miniaturization of device. The production version of sensorial fitness will be a much smaller anklet, coming in different colors. You will be able to choose the color you like and then match it to your shoes or your favorite outfit. You will surely love Sensoria for its unique tracking capabilities, actionable feedback, and it is fun to wear.

We are pleased to announce that Flextronics, one of the biggest and most respected engineering companies in the world, will be investing in Heapsylon and supporting our efforts to bring Sensoria fitness to the market.

Your pledge of support will help us to complete our efforts on the manufacturing side, and get ready for consumer launch. A part of your pledge will be donated to the Ironheart Foundation which supports cardiac patients and families worldwide by raising awareness through an active lifestyle.

Thanks for your support!”

Sources: Sensoriafitness.com, Cnet.com