The Internet of Things has infected another formerly benign product that we use every day: shoes. Iofit, a company that was recently spun out of Samsung’s new startup accelerator, is here at Mobile World Congress to show off their soon-to-be-crowdfunded smart fitness sneakers.
While the idea of smart shoes isn’t terribly new, Iofit has managed to do something that feels a bit revolutionary with its Smart Balance shoes. The soles are lined with pressure sensors that help measure your how you shift your weight, how hard you’re hitting the ground, and your overall balance and center of gravity. The app visualizes this streaming data with charts and even heat maps of the weight distribution in each shoe. Each sneaker has a battery that…
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