Mettis Trainer ™ (Canceled)
Mettis Trainer ™ (Canceled)
Do you want to improve your running technique and prevent foot and ankle injury from running? The Mettis Trainer ™ can help with that.
Do you want to improve your running technique and prevent foot and ankle injury from running? The Mettis Trainer ™ can help with that. Read more
About this project
Monitor your Running Form
Are you off cadence or landing on your heels? Are you off balance? Mettis Trainer™ inserts detect pressure points as your foot contacts the ground and provides you real time performance audio cues. The Mettis Trainer ™ fits in any men's or women's shoes between sizes 6-13 and can be switched between pairs of shoes.
Thanks to Bluetooth technology in smartphones, you can seamlessly connect Mettis Trainer™ inserts to the Mettis App running on your iPhone and Android phone. The powerful, easy to use Mettis Trainer™ experience delivers real time performance information, including foot landing technique, cadence, balance distribution and a lot more… all on one screen.
Mettis Trainer ™ inserts are paired with a Bluetooth Smart Phone to not only deliver actual accuracy in step counting, speed and distance tracking, but goes well beyond that to track cadence, foot landing technique and weight distribution on both feet as you walk and run.
Mettis Trainer ™ is able to identify injury-prone running styles (heel striking, ball striking, pronation and supination etc), then leverages a mobile app to coach the runner with real-time audio cues. The Mettis Trainer dashboard can also help achieve goals, improve performance and reduce risk of gravitating back to bad running habits.
Intuitive analytics, customizable graphs, and the opportunity to import data from other apps will allow you to have a holistic view of your training history, compare runs to your best run and share it with a running buddy or a trainer.
What's In The Box
The Mettis Trainer comes with 2 insoles (one for each shoe) and 2 chargers (one for each insole). The insoles can be removed and switched to another pair of shoes, however if you use 2 pairs of running shoes and don't want to switch between shoes, or have a running partner then you can receive 2 pairs of Mettis Trainer ™ for a pledge of only $329.
Mettis Trainer ™ (Patent Pending)
Risks and challenges
When we first began this project the technology had not yet caught up to what we wanted to accomplish. The communication boards were too big, the batteries had to be huge, the power drain was too rapid. The bulkiness of the product made it uncomfortable to wear, let alone run with.
Our electronics and sensors now add less than 1/3 of an oz to the weight of a shoe, and adding the entire insert will add only 25 grams to the overall weight of your shoe.
At first the insole had to be used with a laptop computer, after further development we are now able to use a smart phone with a wireless connection. This also meant we had to make it compatible with many devices, not just one or two. We now have the system operating on both Android and iPhone.
Another obstacle we needed to overcome was production. With the availability of the miniaturized chips, batteries and other hardware, we are able to go into large scale production with everything we need made right here in the US.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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