Programming a Shoe With A BrainMarch 24, 2012 No Comments
Technology is hastily growing and has become a constant in our lives, its a no surprise then, that many companies fully incorporate the newest technology into their products. To be a successful business you must stay with the times, you must embrace this technology. Today we look at Addidas, and their Adizero F50 powered by miCoach, the first worldwide smart soccer shoes. Why smart? Because they have a special design and accessories that track and record user’s performance in the game.
According to the manufacturer, miCoach is the technology that makes Adizero F50 the latest digital tool to train. The shoes have a small hole in the sole to place the speed sensor miCoach SPEED_CELL. This sensor tracks and record 360˚ movements and performance such as max speed, mean speed, number of sprints, and distance covered.
The memory keeps these statistics during the training or game up to seven hours. Later, the data can be downloaded through a wireless connection to any device (PC, iPad, MAC, iPhone, etc), and they could be shared on Facebook. This is being heralded as a great coaching tool that can track the effectiveness and effort of your players. I think its a really cool way to analyze your game.
What do you think? Would you like to try them?
Written By Luis Perez
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