RUNSAFER Project

 

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:

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VII Prog MarcobanderaFounded 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 €