The gigantic global tech conference CES 2020 opened January 8th in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the world’s largest showcases of artificial intelligence, innovative footwear, and incredible wearable tech innovations. ASICS made an impressive showing at CES 2020 with some of the most incredible sneaker innovations. You can look for this includible technology at ASICS Australia online stores and other major brands in the coming years.
Sneaker Innovations: Smart Sneakers
The 21st century brings incredible technology and smart devices to everyday wearable apparel and footwear.
Evoride and ASICS paired up to present the very first smart sneakers prototype. The brand partnered with the technology pioneer No New Folk Studio to create a shoe that has a wide variety of exciting new functions:
- Data Tracking
- Real Time Running Analysis
- Tracking of Kick Strength and Stability
- Real Time Insights into Running Habits
Guidesole Sneaker Technology by Asics
The sneaker has ASICS’s patented Guidesole sneaker technology. Guidesole helps minimize a runner’s lower leg movement. Runners save energy, making them much more efficient on the track. This exciting new technology will roll out with several of ASICS 2020 sneaker lines this year.
ASICS’s investment in No New Folk follows one of the company’s long-term strategies to incorporate digital technology in its footwear and apparel. The fast-growing technology field promises early adopters incredible profits, especially if smart technology is successfully implemented worldwide.
In addition, this data can help improve a wide number of consumer’s lives, whether they are professional athletes, young students, or geriatric. By combining health data points with sneaker technology, ASICS hopes to make a big footprint in a burgeoning market.
WATCH: The Guidesole Sneaker Technology
In the video below, check out the Guidesole sneaker technology on the ASICS METARIDE. Sneaker innovations have been speeding since last year.
FootWARE Technology by TacSense
FootWARE, designed by TacSense, promises to be the very first health-tracking sneaker. The shoe’s unique design allows it to collect a number of important fitness-data points including:
- Heart Rate
- Respiratory Rates
- Blood Pressure
- Running Patterns
- Emotional Levels
The shoe collects the information as the runner exercises. This health information can be shared with the athlete’s health professionals. For their records, the health consultants can be able to help monitor overall health. The FootWARE technology may also help average individuals monitor their actions during their daily tasks.
For Doctor’s Use
Moreover, doctors can use this information to successfully track key health problems like high blood pressure or stress in both athletes and average individuals.
Medical Possibilities for the Future
The medical possibilities for this footwear technology seems unlimited. Besides having use in professional sports and high level college athletics, there may be application in health and wellness. Sports science has just been elevated several notches.
Undoubtedly, this type of data tracking will improve the lives of consumers extensively with correct application and use.
The Cornell University Organic Robotics lab developed a new smart material that bends and moves with motion of either a human being or motion capture. The fabric may make its way into athletic apparel and footwear to improve overall athletic performance. The smart fabric was developed by a subsidiary of the Cornell Organic Robotics Lab, or ORC.
Sneaker innovations took center stage this year. Several companies were honored for their unique designs and inventions at the recent CES 2020 event.
The Wahu sole made it to the CES 2020 Honoree List for earth’s first active sole. The Wahu sole morphs to the environment. In other words, the shoe adapts to changes in humidity, terrain, and temperature.
Moreover, the shoe has a unique Italian design and truly revolutionizes the future of the running shoe. This is perfect for trail runners!