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Lumo Bodytech Uses Wearable Technology to Map World-class Runners' Unique Digital Signatures in Running Form
Triathletes, Olympians and Mexican National Native Tribesmen band together to improve the sport of running through technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CES Conference -- Today Lumo Bodytech, the makers of the Lumo Run smart shorts, announced it has partnered with elite runners to improve training for runners by collecting and analyzing their individual digital signatures in running using advanced wearables technology.

Within the running community, coaches and runners alike recognize that there are many successful running styles, rather than one single perfect form. Lumo Bodytech's collaboration with these forward-thinking, world-class athletes contributes to a better understanding of how to study and improve running form for the benefit of the running community. This research will provide insight into individual and group running forms that will increase performance and reduce the risk of injury.

For this project, the Lumo research team collected and analyzed data from a variety of different types of runners, including various ages, genders and running types/specialties (professional runners, marathoners, triathletes, and the renowned Raramuri Mexican National Tribesmen runners featured in the popular book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen). For the first time each athlete's individual form, a key factor in performance and injury, can be easily tracked, analyzed and compared to other runners without the need of an expensive and cumbersome gait lab.

Lumo Run is an example of how Lumo Bodytech's platform technology, apparel embedded wearable biomechanics sensor systems, will solve long-standing problems within the health and medical communities. Lumo Bodytech's technology leverages sensors, algorithms, big data and coaching in real-time to gain deeper insight on human movement, revolutionizing how wearable technology can facilitate behavior change and help improve individuals' quality of life.

About Lumo Bodytech 

Lumo Bodytech has developed a technology platform that leverages smart sensors and software to optimize performance and address human biomechanics through the real-time tracking of body movement. Lumo's products empower you to be the best version of yourself. Current Lumo Bodytech products include the Lumo Lift and Lumo Back posture coaches and activity trackers, as well as the Lumo Run smart running shorts. Lumo Bodytech is privately-held and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Information on Lumo Bodytech and their products is available at www.lumobodytech.com

To learn more about the Lumo Bodytech technology platform visit www.lumobodytech.com/platform

SOURCE Lumo Bodytech

For further information: Lumo Bodytech, Tansy Brook, +1 (650) 646-2216, media@lumobodytech.com; InkHouse, Anne Baker, lumo@inkhouse.com