Running has become one of the most popular sports in the last years. Running yields clear and numerous benefits on health; however, it has also a high incidence of related injuries.
The RUNSAFER Project ('Development of a new running shoe with embedded electronics providing real time biomechanical feedback to reduce injury risk and enhance motivation, and a web portal allowing real training management') has been founded by the European Commission through the VII Framework Programme in order to develop a new system consisting on:
A new running shoe.
A mobile phone application.
A web portal.
These tools will help to prevent injuries, providing control training to runners.
The RUNSAFER project consists of five technical workpackages, as showed below:
Founded by the European Commission FP7-SME-2011-1 Project: 285800 Research for SMEs Total budget: 1,425,084.60 € EU contribution: 1,060,600.00 €