Last summer, occupational health and wellness company MEGAComfort made a splash at our CE Week event in New York City by handing nearly every attendee a pair of its Energysole inserts. Aside from immediately improving the comfort of one’s shoes, the product showcased a ton of cool tech innovations—including, of course, step tracking.
Building off of that success, at CES in January, MEGAComfort announced its newest generation of the Energysole product. Designed for both workplace and everyday activity use, the smart insole uses MEGAComfort’s ImpactSense technology to provide “highly accurate data” for things like pronation and supination analysis (basically meaning how your foot flexes), a proprietary movement score, steps, and more—directly from the user’s feet.
“As a practicing Podiatrist with more than 20 years in the field, I know that feet are the foundation of the body, carrying the burden of weight while supporting the knees, back and hips. If feet are not properly cared for, the result is damage to the body that escalates over time,” Dr. Kevan Orvitz, founder and CEO of MEGAComfort, said in a statement. “What’s great about Energysole is that it provides the necessary foot support, shock absorption and data to prevent fatigue and injury. It also reduces risk of slips and falls, making the workplace safer and lowering expenses related to workers’ compensation claims.”
MEGAComfort said its product is clinically tested and proven to reduce pain and fatigue. And the patented sensor technology can be used to educate the user oin how to “live a healthier lifestyle” based on their movement habits. The company explained that the sensors track, measure, and analyze activity up to 50 times per second. The step-by-step performance data builds a three-dimensional map of the activity of the user’s foot through the Energysole app.
Beyond the product and app, MEGAComfort also unveiled its new MEGASteps Footwear and Insole Advisor—a tech-driven initiative that can scan an employee’s feet and recommend the correct insole and footwear based on size, foot type, and workplace.