FootLogger insoles help keep fit

Devices in the form of bracelets, thanks to the accelerometers built into them, can now track the physical activity that a person receives every day. However, engineers at 3L Labs claim that their FootLoggers can do much more. Each device uses not only an accelerometer, but also eight pressure sensors.

To use the FootLogger, all you need to do is insert the insoles into your shoes. And then you can go in for sports or everyday activities. Each insole is capable of recording up to 50, 000 of your steps to the built-in flash memory, and the battery can last for at least 24 hours on a single charge.

At the end of the day, the insoles should be placed in the ShoeStation, which will begin recharging them. At the same time, ShoeStation will automatically download the data from the insoles memory and send it to the 3L Labs server, where it will be analyzed. The results will be sent to you or someone else (for example, your coach) via SMS or a special application on your smartphone.

The insoles can be used as a pedometer, counting the distance traveled and the number of calories burned. For athletes, technology can indicate errors in weight distribution. In health care, the insoles can be used to assess the correct gait.

The FootLogger will go on sale in the second half of the year for about $ 100.