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 (RUNSAFER)


This project has received funding from the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demostration (Research for SMEs) under grant agreement 285800.

The aim of the project is to to develop a new system consisting on a new running shoe, a mobile phoneapplication 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 pone 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 pone 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.

 Further information


Fecha de inicio: 01-08-2012
Fecha de finalización: 31-10-2014
Referencia del proyecto: 285800
  • Institute of Biomechanics (Coordinator - Research and Technological Centre, SPAIN)
  • IPMS-Fraunhofer (Research and Technological Centre - Germany)
  • EII (Research and Technological Centre - Estonia)
  • KELME (SME- Spain),
  • NUROMEDIA (SME - Germany)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València · Camino de Vera s/n · 46022 · Valencia · España
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