Talk about a 24/7 on-ground coach
A Dutch startup company called SportsTalentVision has come up with sole tracking for shoes that continuously track the player’s performance from their movements. The Jogo mainly consists of three different parts, the insoles that are placed inside the third-party soccer cleats, some waterproof sensor modules inside each of those insoles from the underside, and an iOS/Android application for storing and tracking all the player’s data.
The insoles containing the sensors can be kept inside the cleats for as long as they don’t wear out and after that, you can easily replace them with new ones. When the modules’ batteries need recharging, you simply need to fold the surface of each insole where the magnetic charger can be applied and it can easily run for up to 30 hours on a single charge. The sensors can record data up to 1000 times per second and weigh only about 4 grams so you won’t even feel them in your insoles.
The inertial measurement units (IMUs) in the sensors track the player’s average speed, acceleration, ball touches, time on the ball, passes sent and received, shot power, dribbling distance, right/left power distribution, and total distance covered which is a great way to keep track of the athlete’s performance during practice as well as actual games. All the data is then transferred via Bluetooth to the application we mentioned earlier and can be easily viewed by the player and the coach. The app also has a unique feature that lets the coaches compare the different performance metrics of different players on the team so there’s always a bit of friendly competition going on!
The Jogo system is currently under the Kickstarter campaign and pledges start at $100 for a one-player kit. If all goes well, then the shipping for the product could start as early as December.