9/2/2014 6:56:14 PM
Mobile Developers Can Put on Their Boogie shoes With Boogio Wearable SDK for Footware
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Mobile Developers Can Put on Their Boogie shoes With Boogio Wearable SDK for Footware

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Boogio is a recent startup that plans on turning any shoe into a smart shoe. For developers who want to get involved, the company is offering preorders of the Boogio Beta developer kits priced $189.00 USD. 

Boogio is promoting its new platform as the world's first wearable device that can sense gravitational forces, inner balance, and 3D movement of the feet in real-time, delivering data directly to a mobile device. Developers use can data to build new applications for immersive wearable experiences in entertainment, gaming, and health and fitness. 

Some of the use cases Boogio envisions include: 


- Pair with the Oculus Rift and other gaming devices to allow for a hands-free, immersive virtual reality experience.

- Gamification of fitness by detecting movements such as dancing, jumping, and squatting. 

Diagnostic applications

Pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation by providing feedback on muscle movements to help patients recover functionality over time.

- Athletic training by using Boogio's data to help train muscles to perfect a jump shot or test balance for a golf swing.

- Running through provide feedback on gait.

Utility applications

- Control slideshow presentations by integrating with slideshow presentations to turn pages by simply leaning left to right.

Here’s what is included with the developer kit:

- Two Boogio Beta boards with shoe clips
- Two sensor shoe inserts
- Two USB cables for charging
- , handling, and any applicable taxes are included

Boogio Beta will ship in early 2015.

Read more: https://boogio.com/developer


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