Wearable technology is only now becoming feasible, but already we're moving to step-on-able technology.
A South Korea-based company called 3L Labs is showing a Bluetooth-connected insole called the FootLogger at CES 2014. The insole packs eight pressure sensors and a three-axis accelerometer into your shoe so people can monitor activity levels, walking health issues, energy expenditures, therapy progress, and the onset of dementia or falling problems with solitary older people.
The device can gauge not just how many steps you've taken, but if you're walking duck-footed or pigeon-toed, how long your stride is, and how much pressure different parts of your foot experience. The company thinks that data can improve a person's fitness, health, and looks. … Read more