Smart insoles will help coaches track the playing efficiency of football players
Even despite the careful visual control during training, football coaches are not able to fully track the” efforts ” of each player. The Jogo sensor system, integrated into the insoles of the boots, is designed to help them in this matter. Jogo is a development of the Dutch startup SportsTalentVision. The device consists of insoles, built-in waterproof sensor modules and an iOS/Android application necessary for processing the collected data. The sensors built into the insoles and fixed with special clips can be there until they are completely worn out, after which they can be easily replaced. To recharge the modules, the insole surface is raised and the sensor is connected to a magnetic charger.
Each sensor weighing 4 grams is capable of recording readings up to 1000 times per second and is designed for 30 hours of operation after a full charge. Sensors track the average speed of a football player, acceleration/deceleration, ball touch, ball control time, passes given/received, impact force, load distribution on each leg, dribbling distance and mileage. All information using the app is displayed via Bluetooth on the trainer’s control screen. Thanks to this, he can track and compare the strategic “usefulness” of each player of his team. Currently, Jogo is being promoted on Kickstarter, where the kit can be ordered for $ 100, which is 30% cheaper than the future retail price. Serial production of Jogo is expected to be launched in December of this year.