Digitsole is the first template for intelligent shoes, heating, resilient and interactive coming off Kickstarter. Here the interview:
Digitsole is a unique product, How did the idea?
The idea came from a development we did about 12 years ago to a company that wanted to start a business shoe with a very innovative type of footwear. I was invited to a session of outdoor activity; it was very cold and I just wanted to go inside. The general manager told me that when I would give the idea. Then I told them I was going to develop a shoe that warm feet. Soon after, he developed a heated speech template, which was connected by a cable to two batteries to be carried in a calf, and they liked the idea. Ten years later, I decided to improve the template, with functions of monitoring the activity.Thus it arose and Digitsole!
What type of exercise is able to follow?
We have developed basic functions such as distance, speed, calories burned and altitude. Tracking through the template is much more accurate than in a bracelet, since monitoring steps are performed through a motion sensor that is in the template. so it only counts the steps reates instead of other movements like raising an arm.
We are also developing a program that helps you daily goals to achieve goals in terms of calories burned, and distance traveled.
Have you been surprised by the level of support Kickstarter?
Yes, it's a new experience. With the support of US, UK and everyone is just amazing, Thanks! We are completely overwhelmed with the fantastic support we have had so far, and with all that we have raised, just wonderful.
What are the future plans?
We have many exciting plans to improve Digitsole. We are trying to make it completely waterproof, as well as incorporating wireless charging, and many more features that will be announced very soon.