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Smart socks a step ahead with fitness data: CNET News Video

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CNET News Video: Smart socks a step ahead with fitness data

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Competition among fitness devices might soon be moving from your wrist to your ankles. Startup Heapsylon lets CNET try out the Sensoria smart socks.

We expect to find sensors in our Smartphones and tablet. But they're now popping up in some support using places is we're actually embedding textile sensors -- -- to make and a little bit smarter. They may be the most abused parts of our bodies but tech startup -- -- issuing our feet a little TLC. Strike the ground forces in excess of twenty jeans and place without -- -- -- right so that's not good for. The shock -- that we create for ourselves for. -- developed to this and clicked which attaches magnetic plea to the sensor studded -- Inside is a small computer which connects to a Smart phone via Bluetooth. So if I go running -- -- I can get data. An actionable information in real time. You can see on the phone is both how far and fast and many calories and there are also how well you're for striking. Helpful for runners looking to avoid injuries. At this tech isn't just for runners there are apps in development to help improve your golf stamp your skills. And your -- -- salon says it's socks are sturdy enough to withstand the spin cycle and dryer. And the -- quit while booking now -- will shrink considerably in the near future. Sensors can also boost bike safety. This cycling Jersey developed by researchers at the front -- institute in Germany and demo and an Intel event is may not have -- -- circuit boards. When the cyclist slows down LED's on the shirt light up. Much like a brake light it could keep cars at a safe distance. In San Francisco I'm -- -- CNET for CBS news. I.

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