So, up till now, we have been hearing about several amazing things/features IoT will bring to this, or that, however without any legit IoT product at hand to touch, use, and experience. This is about to change, and change will it for good; unveiled recently is the world’s first IoT-powered product which is a simple running shoe (well no longer simple I guess). This amazing and important breakthrough has been achieved by a US-based wearable technology fitness company, Sensoria. Sensoria has been at the forefront of providing world-class and technologically-advanced wearable tech products and services, exclusively for the fitness industry. Sensoria’s creation of the world’s first IoT-powered running shoe has finally moved us in the age of practical IoT application for everyday use.
Let’s talk about the world’s first IoT running shoe for a while. The shoe, which is a+ppropriately termed as the first “smart shoe” of the footwear industry, contains three tiny fabric-compatible sensors embedded in its planter area. The main IoT facilitating device in this shoe is the Sensoria Core, which will connect the tiny embedded sensors in the footwear to the company dedicated IoT fitness application.
The shoe is packed with a 24-hour battery life period, even on constant usage, again powered by the Sensoria Core microelectronic chip in the shoe. In other words, you can call the Sensoria Core the processor of this world’s first IoT-powered smart shoe. The good thing about this core power component in the shoe is that it has a long lifespan, and it can be re-fitted into the new smart shoe you will purchase in the future.
Sensoria have made this shoe exclusively for those runners who would like long-distance running routes and certainly wants to avoid additional expenses of hiring a personal fitness coach. When the runner will wear these shoes, they will provide them with real-time visual and auditory data concerning their health credentials and the set health-goals.
Furthermore, they have this amazing AI-powered assistant which is known as Mara, and she will detect the entire dynamics of the user’s running while guiding them on other things, as well as teaching them how to properly do “running.” This will prove highly beneficial since it will lessen the chances of error-induced injuries as well as providing better fitness with proper running dynamics. The shoe uses Bluetooth to connect with Sensoria’s app Run v2.0 on a smartphone.
Sensoria has a futuristic vision in which the company seeks to completely revitalize the fitness aspect and make it entirely AI and IoT based. What this means is that wearable tech for fitness will become entirely automated and intelligently smart for fitness seekers. But nevertheless, the arrival of the world’s first IoT-powered smart running shoe is a sure sign that IoT is definitely here to stay.
The connected number of devices by IoT is already expected to reach 31 billion by the year 2020. So far, there are no serious threats to the spread of IoT except minor encounters with malicious botnets that are accomplishing anything but the halt of IoT technology. As the evolution of IoT continues, and finally, with the arrival of physical IoT-powered products like the world’s first smart running shoe, we may expect great things by IoT in the very near future.