© John Swain

Reducing running impact

The Stridemate was invented by my teamate from the Colby cross-country ski team, Wyatt Fereday.  Wyatt developed knee pain from running, and his physical therapist suggested that he should change his running mechanics. While he worked to change his stride, he developed the idea of the Stridemate, a device that uses an accelerometer to monitor running mechanics and give the user real-time feedback to improve their running stride.

 

Wyatt produced a working prototype, and he asked me to do the industrial design. Originally, it was mounted on the shoe, but we switched to a wrist mounted version for this concept because I believed it would be easier to see and use while running.

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