Sensoria Fitness

In the near future, garments and pieces of clothing that we wear every day will be sensor equipped. E-textiles are replacing conductive material and traditional sensor technology. Heapsylon is a startup focused on human instrumentation, software and smart-fabric enabled wearable devices for health and fitness. Heapsylon is focused on delivering a family of body-sensing devices. Our SDK proprietary sensor-enabled t-shirt, sport bra and smart-socks enable developers to build app that capture and communicate data such as activity type, heart rate, Gait and in-footwear pressure to the user. The data is presented and analyzed in an easy-to-use, mobile dashboard. Sensoria makes it more fun and safer to exercise by converting data in real-time actionable information. Over 30 million health and fitness devices were shipped in 2012, up 37% on 2011 (ABI). Sensor equipped wearable devices are projected to become a 400M unit market worth $4B by 2014 (Qualcomm/Dow Jones).

Smart Sock

Wellness. Reinvented.

The Sensoria Smart Sock is a product by Redmond based Heapsylon aimed at helping you become a better runner and prevent common injuries using a combination of Bluetooth connectivity, audio feedback mechanisms, and a suite of sensors.

At the core of the system are 3 pressure sensors embedded directly into a washable sock. A companion ankle device containing a 3-Axis accelerometer and altimeter attaches magnetically to the sock and transmits all of the captured data from the range of sensors to your smartphone for tracking and analysis.

Poor technique is often attributed to running injuries and the Sensoria system wants to help stem these issues by giving a user data on their particular running gait:

  • Cadence: Set a desired stride frequency range and you will receive audio cues when you are not matching up.
  • Foot Landing: The sensor devices can monitor in real time how your foot is landing on the ground and can detect if you are heel striking, running with a flatfoot, or in a way that could eventually lead to back pain, etc.
  • Social: The option to share and compare your running data with people that have similar running styles or goals.
Most of the tenets of good running form are universally agreed upon by coaches, athletes, physiologists, form gurus and shoe designers: an upright postural alignment with a slight forward tilt, a compact arm swing and short strides that result in a cadence of 180 steps per minute or higher.

The team will be expanding the sensor technology and algorithms to other sports and activities and will be working on releasing a developer API for the devices in the near future.

Smart Sock: Sensoria Fitness
Smart Sock: Sensoria Fitness
Smart Sock: Sensoria Fitness
Smart Sock: Sensoria Fitness

You can learn more details about the system at: or watch the sensor sock gait mapping in action in the video below.

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