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August 8, 2019

Smart Footwear Overview

Smart Footwear Patent Forecast®


This sector provides context around the concept of smart footwear.

Big Picture 

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. 

Scope of Analysis 

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.

Tags and Their Meaning  

The sector is divided into three major categories with subcategories as follows:

  • Applications
    • Fitness
    • Medical
    • Team Sports
    • VR/Gaming
  • Devices
    • Inserts/Shoes
    • Pods
  • Platform

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