This sector provides context around the concept of smart footwear.
Consumer demand has increased for wearable technology. Smart footwear generally includes at least one sensor and/or at least one haptic device. Smart footwear has a wide variety of applications, including fitness, medical, team sports, video games, and virtual/augmented reality.
This sector is limited to US patents and patent applications directed to smart footwear. A focus was set on documents that describe smart footwear devices, applications, and platforms.
The sector is divided into three major categories with subcategories as follows: