Running Sensors

Running Sensors

STEPP is a wearable sensor system designed to help you run better, faster and safer. Running is one of the leading causes of sports injury, with up to half of all active runners getting hurt every year. The underlying cause is typically either inefficient running technique or sustained running under high fatigue levels.

STEPP consists of three identical lightweight sensor pods worn on each foot and attached to your waist. The Bluetooth connected sensors measure their relative motion and acceleration, enabling advanced biomechanic gait analysis of a wide range of critical running parameters, like cadence, stride length, pronation, impact force, contact time etc. When used together with a paired smartphone, the STEPP app will provide real time feedback on your running technique and early warning for injury prevention. Alternatively, the sensors can be used alone and all stored data analysed after the run. The system also allows for online sharing of your data with friends or coaches.

The waterproof sensor pods securely attach to two elastomer sleeves which are laced to the shoes and one which is worn as a belt clip. The system also includes a compact carrying case, which doubles as a USB powered induction charger.

A rotationally symmetric ‘S’ logo reinforces the mobile nature of the design, and different pod and sleeve colours allow for variation and matching to your running gear.

This design project was carried out in close collaboration with STEPP, a Singapore based start-up, and the HAX hardware accelerator programme.

Produced by: STEPP

Date: 2016

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