runScribe: A Wearable That Helps Perfect Your Running
Running is awesome. It works out the whole body and perhaps is all you need to stay in shape. Plus it has the added advantage that it doesn’t need any equipment; you can just go with the flow. But the makers of a wearable device called runScribe believe that they have found a perfect running companion.
runScribe is a tiny gizmo that you set on the back of your shoes and just get running. The makers say that the device will help reduce the chances of injuries caused during extraneous runs.
The device uses its 9-axis sensor to monitors the run and does many calculations that later can be observed on a computer. Unlike other devices only that measure speed and distance traveled, runScribe’s system indulges in measurement of 13 data points. It gives the details like footsteps, pace, pronation excursion, foot strike type and more. It even lets you know the different kind of footwear you should use for your running.
The computer application that comes with the device is interactive and helps in effective monitoring of the data gathered by the device. The team at Scribe Labs that makes this device is waiting for crowd-sourced data to turn up so that they can make their system more efficient.
The device will be helpful for professionals. It has good potential at a time when wearable technology is fast becoming a craze. The project has reached its required goal of $50000 on Kickstarter with 27 days left to spare.