The tech that makes the Boogio function is fascinating. Below are some specs from the device's website:
Now available for pre-order, the Boogio developer kit is comprised of ultra-thin sensory stickers, 3-axis accelerometers and 3-axis gyroscopes in small Bluetooth-enabled clips, configuration software and two USB cables for a price of $189.00. Each sensor has 65,000 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. These sensory shoe accessories come in pairs on an open wearable platform and are compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms
What's more interesting is the origin of the Boogio. While it can be used for everything from gaming to simply showing a power point, the Boogio was originally developed for health and rehabilitation purposes, helping patients learning to walk again and determine pressure points and weak areas in the feet and legs while walking or running. The data collected from the Boogio could help therapists determine a better treatment plan or exercise regimen that focuses more on efficient movement and placement. This same use could help athletes prevent stress fractures and other repetitive motion injuries during marathons or other sports.