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, based on the analysis of their running biomechanical pattern.
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 €