The term "shin splints" refers to pain along the shin bone, also known as the tibia. It is the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints are common in runners, dancers, and military recruits. The strained tissue usually heals after two weeks of rest, but if exacerbated, shin splints can result in more serious stress fractures.
Nurvv, a London-based wearable device maker, launched smart insoles that will help runners understand their gait and run injury-free. While there are similar products in the market, Nurvv Run is a little different. The device uses 32 high-precision sensors fitted inside lightweight insoles to accurately capture data from the feet at 1,000 times per second, per sensor. In February, the company raised $9 Million Venture Round Led by Hiro Capital.
Over the past three years, Nurvv Run has been tested by hundreds of athletes, universities and leading institutions including SATRA Technology and the National Physical Laboratory.
The captured data, which includes unique running metrics such as cadence, step length, footstrike, pronation and balance, is fed into the NURVV Run coaching app to show a complete picture of the wearer’s running technique. It uses advanced biomechanics to deliver simple, actionable insights as well as personalized coaching that gives guidance on how to improve before, during and after each run.