From the 80 million European runners, more than 37 million have suffered a running injury during sport practice in the last year. The Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) is working on the design of a new running shoe that integrates a measuring device that will provide training control and prevent injuries during running.
The device will consist of a microelectronic measurement system, capable of gathering and transmitting the athlete’s main biomechanical parameters. The information will be wirelessly transmitted to the runner’s mobile phone, where an application will inform him or her in real time about the planned activity and the performance achieved until that moment.
The mobile phone application can also integrate additional worthy information provided by other commercial devices currently used by runners such as heart rate monitors or GPS positioning provided by smartphones.