It looks like Nike may have found its successor to the Shox shoe, with the University of Twente’s Forceshoe. The “smartshoe” has a range of sensors that are attached to a computer clipped to the back of the wearer. The system measures all kinds of details on how a person is walking.
The technology is currently used to help recent stroke victims, many of whom are paralyzed on one side of their body or another. The forceshoe gives feedback on the walking rhythm, giving constant digital feedback, allowing the walker to adjust his or her feet to compensate.