Lumo Bodytech, the makers of Lumo Lift, announced today an innovative new garment that will provide runners with real time feedback on their performance. Proper form can help runners increase their speed, distance, and prevent injuries. The Lumo Run running shorts feature a 9 – axis smart sensor that monitors and alerts users on their running form. The result? Your own personal running coach.
Proper form is essential to help runners achieve their personal performance goals, but it is a challenge to maintain, particularly on long runs. Lumo Run helps runners train the same way professional athletes do, with customized coaching and research grade insights. Its features include:
- Continuous biomechanic measurement of the factors most closely tied to running efficiency including cadence, stride length, ground contact time, and pelvic rotation, among others;
- An invisible smart sensor integrated directly into machine – washable running shorts;
- Real time audio feedback on performance delivered through a smartphone app.
”There currently isn’t an option for self-motivated runners to easily and affordably track their running efficiency and performance. I am a runner myself and recognized the need to help everyday runners prevent injury and get the best possible form to achieve their goals,” said Monisha Perkash, CEO of Lumo Bodytech. “Lumo Run can support runners when a coach is not present to help push them to the next level. Or it can be used with a coach to guide training. We’re thrilled to bring the sophisticated biomechanics technology that has made Lumo Lift such a success to runners every.”
“Our new scientific work has revealed a number of key metrics of running technique that differentiate faster and more efficient runners, which was previously unknown,” said Dr Jonathan Folland, who led the Loughborough research team. To turn these exciting findings into a practical benefit for runners the Loughborough team and Lumo Bodytech have been consulting with elite level coaches and runner to develop Lumo Run. “Avid runners will now be able to access lab-level feedback thanks to the technology developed by Lumo Body.”
“Most runners are high achievers. They want to push themselves to the limit to reach their goals,” said clinical biomechanist and marathon runner Rebecca Shultz, Ph.D. “But nothing will slow your progress as much as an injury and it is estimated that up to 80 percent of runners will experience a lower extremity injury at some point in their running careers. Improper form accompanied by training is the number one reason runners get injured. Lumo Run will be a valuable tool for runners everywhere. I also believe it will help us advance the study of running biomechanics.”
Source: Lumo Bodytech