There is a rapidly emerging convergence of electronic wearable technologies such as CARV, in ski boot digital sensor technology, and sport performance equipment. This years ISPO dedicated a large space to this segment with the larger mobile phone companies all showing concepts and apps.
There is a similar convergence emerging on the science front with attention increasingly focussed on the human foot as rapidly evolving micro-sensor technologies allow the study of metrics associated with foot function such as arch height and specific muscle activity. These technologies enable users to look inside footwear and study its effect on the foot that have previously been hidden out of sight and free from investigation and scrutiny. In due time, some of the premises that form the cornerstone of knowledge in skiing, such as the foot functions best in skiing when its joints are immobilized in a ski boot and, the ski boot is a handle that is used to apply force to a ski, will be scrutinized, revealed and discredited as fabricated nonsense.
CARV – The world’s first wearable that helps you ski better. – https://carv.ai
Notch – 3D Motion Sensor Technology captures movements and shares and replays them in 3D in any modern browser – https://wearnotch.com
The equivalent of DNA, as an investigative tool with which to study the effects of footwear on the human foot, has arrived.