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.

Becca Caddy