Dutch startup SportsTalentVision has created special smart insoles, Jogo, that analyze a player’s movements on the field.
The new system, called Jogo, consists of three main parts: special insoles that fit into a pair of football boots, two waterproof sensor modules that fit into each of these insoles, and an iOS and Android app that displays the collected data.
As you play, the smart insoles track the player’s average speed, acceleration, and deceleration, ball touches, ball time, passes sent and received, hitting power, right and left foot power distribution, dribbling distance and total distance traveled.
After installing the sensors, the insoles can be left on until they wear out. The insole module can be charged without removing the entire structure from the boot: you just need to remove the upper part of the insole and install the magnetic charger directly into the boot. Each sensor updates data 1000 times per second and weighs only 4 grams. A single charge lasts for 30 hours of continuous use.
All of this data is transmitted via Bluetooth to the app, where the coach and player can view it. It also analyzes the overall results of the team and can compare the effectiveness of individual players.
The developers plan to start mass sales in December 2021: the wholesale price for the pair will be $100.