This insole could make you a much better athlete

The OpenGo Science is a super-thin insole that slips unnoticed into the shoes of athletes, monitoring the way they use their feet and serving up rich data about how they workout.

Developed by German-based Moticon, this smart insole is packed with sensors and can wirelessly transmit accurate readings about the temperature of the foot, as well as motion patterns and weight distribution, to a computer.

In order to make this data more accessible, the OpenGo Science comes with software called Beaker, which turns it into easy-to-understand graphs that visualise the readings, as well as provide personalised tips for improving form. The data could help doctors understand injuries better, play a part in clinical research, aid athletes in improving their performance and even help those who have been long-suffering with injuries in their feet and legs.

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Editor Becca is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing. She’s particularly interested in wearable technology, how our mobiles can help us to get fitter and ways to introduce mindfulness and meditation into our busy working lives. As a northerner living in London, she loves exploring the city, going to the cinema at every possible opportunity and Instagramming everything that crosses her path.

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