There are a myriad of health and activity trackers on the market already and Apple is expected to unveil something of its own tomorrow. Yet, while many existing devices are very similar to each other, using accelerometers to gauge movement, some tend to stand out because of their unique abilities.
One new entrant is the DigiSole insoles, the folks behind which just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help start manufacturing the new product. The DigiSoles are sensor-laden shoe insoles that can provide a more nuanced picture of activity than by using wrist-worn monitors. The devices have four pressure sensors built-in that are connected to a microprocessor and a Bluetooth unit. The insoles are used to monitor activity and the force distribution on the feet during various activities, including walking, running, biking, and standing in line at your local post office. The sensors are thinner than a dime coin and are surrounded by softening material to be inconspicuous while worn.
The DigiSoles will come with their own smartphone app that will allow access to the data gathered by the sensors and for interpreting it into useful information.
Here’s a promo video for the DigiSole insoles:
Kickstarter campaign: DigiSole insoles…