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Health & Fitness Is ASICS About to Drop The World's First Pair of 'Smart Shoes'?

17:51  13 january  2020
17:51  13 january  2020 Source:   menshealth.co.uk

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At CES 2020, ASICS' Energy Research Lab lifted the curtain on how trainer tech can help us make exercise easier © Provided by Men's Health UK At CES 2020, ASICS' Energy Research Lab lifted the curtain on how trainer tech can help us make exercise easier

On January 7th 2020, ASICS lifted the curtain on a technology that's sure to disrupt how the world sees trainer tech.

At CES 2020 — an expo for new and exciting consumer technology – the trainer giant showcased its latest release, a range of 'smart shoes' that utilise various digital technologies to give the user unprecedented analysis, tracking and comfort.

The partnership between the ASICS Institute of Sport Science (ISS) and sensor tech company 'No New Folk studio', sees multi-dimensional sensors working in-tandem with ASICS' expert knowledge in human movement – it's part of ASICS' mission to enrich sports and exercise through new technology.

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Using data tracking and real-time analysis, the ASICS Energy Research Lab showcased the new smart shoe prototype for CES attendees, showing how the sensors within the trainer gave runners real-time feedback and insights to help them run farther, faster and stronger. The demonstration used ASICS' Evoride running shoes as the working prototype, housing an intricate six-axis motion sensor which can identify barometric pressure, ground contact, cadence and vibrations.

a group of people looking at a computer: ASICS intends to launch its first smart shoes in 2020, with more launches following soon after ASICS intends to launch its first smart shoes in 2020, with more launches following soon after

It's thought to be similar to the Orphe's 'Track' trainer, which uses a mounted sensor module to measure your run and can identify your foot-strike, foot placement and symmetry.

Whether you run analog or up to your neck in workout tech, ASICS latest step into new-age running is an exciting one. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled.

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