RunRite SmartSole is a shoe insert designed to provide real-time gait analysis to runners. Pressure sensors in a shoe insole continuously measure the forces of the runner on the foot. Its current output from 5 pressure sensors is an Nx5 matrix where N is the number of samples taken in a given run. Each row in the matrix is the five force values in newton’s of the user’s foot on each of the pressure sensors at that specific time step. This data can and has been used to generate pressure maps, gait analysis, and impact attenuation charts, all of which are extremely useful to runners of all performance levels. This project is based on student work from a course in Engineering.
Partner: Robert Halvorsen