Samsung-funded smart shoes IOFIT coming at MWC 2016 (video)
Mobile World Congress 2016 starts less than a week, but we already have a good idea of some of the products that we expect to see in Barcelona.
Among them are a pair of smart shoes, the work of the young company Salted Venture, which is one of the first such initiatives under the umbrella of the giant Samsung.
The purpose of shoes is to help athletes and their coaches by providing them with real-time data on the performance of athletes. The shoes are named IOFIT and will be officially presented at MWC 2016.
They are with embedded sensors that collect other useful information related to exercise the level of power that the athlete exerts on his foot. In turn, these data can be used to determine the balance, center of gravity and weight distribution athlete in motion.
“There’s so much valuable information coming from our feet, and it’s being wasted,” said Jacob Cho, CEO of Salted Venture. “So, we wanted to make use of this data and utilize it to provide value to people. That was the driving force behind IOFIT.”
“Our goal is to empower people who love fitness and sports to train smarter and coach better,” Cho explained. “We want to see our products being used by inspiring athletes, coaches and individuals all over the world and to make their training and coaching experience the best it can be.” Data is streamed directly to a smartphone or tablet.
IOFIT are the product of internal innovation program of Samsung, which allows the development of ideas, different from the main activities of the company.
To watch IOFIT demonstration, check out the video below.
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