WiShoe – A novel Wireless, wearable Shoe-based system for real time monitoring of Energy Expenditure and Gait parameters for Sport and Medical Applications
The Wi-Shoe project developed a completely non-intrusive wearable shoe-based system used for measuring kinematic gait parameters and energetic expenditure during various activities. The Wi-Shoe system integrates miniature sensors in a custom designed shoe sole. Different types of shoes can be made based on novel shoe sole designs. During the project, two different shoes were developed; a casual, everyday shoe and a sports shoe. Wi-Shoe answers the actual need of the healthcare, rehabilitation and
CyRIC was the project Coordinator, responsible for the overall project management. In terms of technical developments, CyRIC has been a leading RTD partner, responsible for designing the main layers of the Wi-Shoe insole, for selecting the force sensors and for the prototypes’ integration.