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Smart Belts and Shoes

Welt Corp sells a smart belt that can detect falls—and it sends push notifications if it senses that you’ve eaten too much.

Welt Corp sells a smart belt that can detect falls—and it sends push notifications if it senses that you’ve eaten too much.

Nike’s self-fastening Electric Adaptable Reaction Lacing shoes adjust to the contours of your feet. French insole manufacturer Digitsole makes connected insoles that fit inside the existing shoes of cyclists and runners and record and communicate their activity data—plus, they can keep your feet warm.

Baltimore-based Under Armour makes connected running shoes, which rely on foam soles with accelerometers, gyroscopes, batteries, and Bluetooth modules. The shoes collect and store data, allowing you to go out for a run without having to bring along your smartphone. They also set a baseline the first time you use them, and then track distance, stride length and your running cadence over time.