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"Development of a running shoe with embedded electronics providing real time biomechanical feedback to reduce injury risk and enhance motivation, and a web portal allowing real training management."

Objective

"The aim of the project is to to develop a new system consisting on a new running shoe, a mobile phone application and a web portal, in order to prevent injuries, providing control training to runners.
The running system will consist in a microelectronic measurement system embedded on both shoes, able to gather and transmit the main biomechanical parameters during running. The information will be wireless transmitted to a Micro SD card in the mobile phone of the runner while running, where a freeware mobile phone application will inform in real time the runner about the planned activity and performance achieved, suggesting modifications on the activity to change the running pattern in order to avoid running injuries. The mobile phone applications will have the possibility to integrate additional worthy information as heart rate or GPS positioning provided by other commercial devices. After the running activity, the runner will be able to download all the generated running information in a web portal, where services to manage such training info will be available. This web portal will allow the generation of training plans, recommendations and the follow up of the training improvements. Moreover, this web will include web 2.0. functionalities, allowing the user to be in contact with other runners worldwide and built and share contents as running routes, footwear info, etc.
The general functionalities of the instrumented running shoe to be developed will be biomechanically optimum, high autonomy, low weight, long life and resistance against the normal use of the shoe. The final price of the shoe in the market will be according to the rest of current running shoes of its category."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 18 200
Administrative Contact
Sara Gil Mora (Ms.)

Participants (6)

BKOOL SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Paseo Del Mirador 19
46500 Sagunto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Tabernero (Mr.)
DUKOSI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 330 012
Address
Edinburgh Technopole Bush House
EH26 0BB Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Churcher (Dr.)
NUROMEDIA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 266
Address
Schaafenstrasse 25
50676 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Kausch (Mr.)
NEW MILLENIUM SPORTS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 544
Address
Calle Miguel Server 10 Parque Industrial Torrellano
03203 Elche Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Maestre (Mr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 9 978
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 600
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)