Boogio unveils SDK for its wearable device that turns any shoe into a smart shoe


Boogio is launching an SDK to allow developers to tune into its wearable device for the feet that turns any shoe into a smart shoe. Said device can sense gravitational forces, inner balance, and 3D movement of the feet in real-time, delivering data to a mobile device. Channel partners can leverage this technology to build apps for new wearable experiences in entertainment, gaming, and health and fitness.

Boogio can sense gravitational forces, inner balance, and 3D movement of the feet in real-time, and deliver that data to a mobile device.“This technology is the first to accurately capture human gestures and activity in real-time. Boogio is truly a technological breakthrough,” said Boogio’s CEO, Jose Torres. “The first generation of wearables created an audience open to intimate computing, and now with products like Boogio, it’s time to take data a step further and leverage the information we have available from measuring a person’s projected center of gravity.”

Application of Boogio’s technology aims to solve problems in three major categories – entertainment, diagnostics, and utility. When it comes to mHealth, Boogio can be used for gamification of fitness, pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation, athletic training and running.

Boogio is comprised of a paper-thin, pressure sensitive layer which is inserted underneath any shoes insole. These pressure sensors are combined with a Bluetooth-enabled clip, which attaches to the side of a shoe. Each sensor has 60,000 layers of pressure sensitivity, so simple shifts of the body can be detected. As you move, Boogio is able to sense the pressure exerted in different parts of your foot, capturing “high-fidelity feedback” on a variety of movements, including steps, jumps, squats, and kicks. Boogio is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms.

Boogio Alpha is available now for innovators. It comes with a pair of flexible sensor inserts, Bluetooth clips that attach to the outside of a shoe and USB charging cables for $2,000.