A patent filed in 2016 and granted this month suggests that Nike is prepping to go big on building a smart running shoe. The patent outlines a wireless vitals tracking system embedded into a shoe that has the potential to track biometrics data in real-time including heart rate, blood pressure and energy expenditure.
It also describes the concept of monitoring movement of multiple users, which could make it a good fit for sport teams. Sensor data would also be able to correspond to sports equipment as well to possibly indicate speed and position of a ball.
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