Wearable Gait Analysis System

RunScribe is a comprehensive analysis platform for hiking, running, and walking gait (coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, gait labs, etc). By capturing data on both feet at every step, RunScribe provides a detailed view of gait mechanics in the lab or out in the wild.

The RunScribe System

1 RunScribe Pods

RunScribe footpods record every step of your hike, run or walk.

2 RunScribe App

View in RealTime / Upload run data using the RunScribe iOS or Android apps.

3 RunScribe Dashboard

The RunScribe dashboard offers powerful visualization and analysis tools to analyze metrics, compare runs, identify trends and track the impact of shoes & terrain on stride mechanics.

Viewable on Mobile, Tablet, or Web Browser

The Power of RunScribe

Change Can Be Good … or Painful

Small changes can have big impacts. RunScribe lets you quantify that change. RunScribe is the only wearable system to provide Left/Right symmetry across every metric.

RunScribe’s metrics highlight tradeoffs between the core elements of stride mechanics: Efficiency, Motion, Shock, & Power

Accuracy Matters

Over 250 clinicians, coaches, gait labs (including many footwear brands), and academic researchers around the globe trust RunScribe to deliver consistent and accurate metrics. We have partnered with leading researchers to validate the RunScribe footsteps model and ensure accurate metrics.

We’re committed to sharing our research and validation studies with our community.

RunScribe is trusted by
over 250
clinicians, coaches & gait labs

RunScribe for Runners

  • Shoe Selection? Our new ShoePrint view allows you to quickly compare how you’re landing/taking-off in your new kicks.
  • Injured? If you’ve struggled with injuries, and like data, RunScribe provides valuable quantitative feedback on how you’re moving.
  • Getting Help? With RunScribe, you and your physio can work together, with data both in and outside of the clinic, for a much better feedback loop.
“I’m super happy with my RunScribe pods – and I’m glad I got connected to someone (RunFisix) who could dig into the data and come up with actionable recommendations. I’d love to see others take advantage of it too. Thx!’”
– Dirk

RunScribe for Coaches

  • RealTime? Using the RunScribe mobile app, you can see their core gait metrics live.
  • Multiple Runners? With RunScribe’s new Runner view, it’s easy to see data from as many athletes as you coach.
  • Distance Coaching? Using RunScribe to monitor your runner, you not only can monitor their training load, but also keep a watchful eye on any subtle changes that could be early indication of overtraining/injury.

RunScribe for Clinics

  • RealTime? Using the RunScribe mobile app, you can see their core gait metrics (both running and walking) live.
  • Multiple Patients? With RunScribe’s new Runner view, you can create and manage data from as many patients as you need.
  • In the Lab or In the Wild? RunScribe makes it easy to quickly collect data on a treadmill or sending them out for a real road/trail run.

RunScribe for Researchers

  • RealTime? Using the RunScribe mobile app, you can see their core gait metrics (both running and walking) live.
  • Multiple Participants? With RunScribe’s new Runner view, you can create and manage data from as many participants as you need (from 1 to over 100!).
  • Data Export? We offer a number of export options to make it easy for your analysis, from per-step CSV to full 500Hz RawData IMU data.

Specifications

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    Metrics

    Efficiency (Stride Rate, Contact Time, Flight Ratio), Motion (Footstrike Type, Pronation, Pronation Velocity), Shock (Impact Gs, Braking Gs), Symmetry, and Power

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    Sensors

    9-axis motion sensor, 500Hz sampling rate, 16MB onboard flash memory

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    Size / Weight

    15g / 35x25x7.5mm

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    Water Resistance

    IPX6. Rain is fine, but deep creek crossings are not recommended.

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    Communication

    Bluetooth Smart

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    Smartphones

    Android 4.4+, iOS 9+

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    What's Included

    (2) FootPods, Charger, Lace cradles, and RunScribe dashboard access

(a few of our customers)


A Global Running Databank

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The RunScribe databank is growing by millions of footsteps a week and currently contains over one billion data points. By creating the largest databank of running kinematic data, our goal is to democratize running data – to bring advanced metrics out of the lab and into the wild. By putting accurate, reliable and cost-effective tools into the hands of athletes, clinicians, and sports professionals, we’re empowering the running community with holistic and more meaningful ways to assess, track and train using real world data.

The RunScribe Community

  • On Imbalance:

    “I have been running marathons and ultras for the last 5 years. Running and training by feel only gets you so far… Runscribe has helped me go further and smarter. As I have grown older, I have had to become far better with my training, injury prevention and recovery. The advanced metrics provided by Runscribe have given me a unique insight into how I run – and this has proven essential in enabling me to identify imbalances in my gait, asses the variances in loading forces with different footwear on different terrain and to evolve HOW I run, and not just how far and how fast, in order to work towards my goals.”— Neil C

  • On Symmetry:

    “After a coracoid fracture at my left shoulder 5 years ago, I was left with the left shoulder a little lower than before and as such with a small imbalance in my body. Runscribe helped me to manage my running form and to reduce my imbalances.

    Runscribe also helped me to properly do the transition from heel- to mid-foot strike – before I started to understand RS metrics I was running fore-foot strike too aggressively and possibly because of this I started to experience knee pain. I used Runscribe to adjust my running form so that the Shock would be as low as possible for my case and towards a more balanced mid-foot strike and I am glad to say that if during pain time I could not run longer than 10Km, now I can do marathons and even managed to do a 105Km ultramarathon.”— Serban M

  • On Symmetry:

    “Since I started running some years ago, I suffered frequent injuries that prevented me from progressing in running performances. I bought the Runscribe pods because I wanted to know the characteristics of my running gait in order to find the cause of the injuries. Looking at the various metrics over time, I discovered some weaknesses in my running technique of which I was not aware.
    I appreciate the live metrics with my new Garmin FR945, in particular I can check during my run if the foot strike is symmetrical. Unconsciously I usually land more forefoot with my right foot, but looking at the live metrics I can now check during the run that the feet land in a similar way. If not, I try to adjust my gait. After the run, I check in the Dashboard if the “Shoe Prints” are symmetrical.
    Runscribe shows that my left leg is weaker than the right, so I will go to a physiotherapist to see if I can do rehabilitation exercises focusing on the left leg.
    In my training Runscribe pods are very useful to maintain a steady pace during my interval sessions, because they give a stable and reactive instant pace. In every step of the interval I can check that I’m not going out too fast or too slow and this helps me to complete the interval in the wanted goal time.
    Another important insight that Runscribe gives me in training is the need of more rest after a hard training session. If during the easy run the day after a hard training session the symmetry metrics are a lot worse than usual, it means that my legs are still sore. So I take another easy day and I postpone the next hard training session”— Mirko LT

  • On Symmetry:

    “I have found the RunScribe metrics and data visualisation tools really useful for analysing the impact of focusing on good running form during training. It was really useful to ‘zoom in’ on the sprint, uphill or recovery data of interval sprint training sessions, to see whether I maintained the forefoot strike and general form I was consciously aiming for; with the Shoe Prints being a particularly powerful way to visualise the incredible data the RunScribe pods collect.”— Crispin E

  • On Symmetry:

    “My data showed an asymmetry between my legs on foot strike & shock. Today’s visit to chiropractor confirmed a misalignment in hips and an adjustment corrected it. Nice to have an indicator from workout data before I begin to feel symptoms. Will need to see how the next few runs go & what the data looks like.”— Ed S

  • On FootStrike Type:

    “RunScribe diagnosed a “flaw” in my running form. It reflected a mid foot strike on one foot, and a heel strike on the other. I’d never have known, but for RunScribe. It also has helped me move from a huge pronation to a neutral shoe.”— Guy J

  • On Tracking Change to Avoid Injury:

    “So now when I look at my stats after a run and see something out of ordinary, I can adjust a bit and feel better the next run, as opposed to my previous experience getting worse and worse until I get injured. Since getting the pods, I did two half marathons with no issues, and a couple of shorter races. My regular runs are usually between 1 and 6 miles, and I run a few times a week. Cannot recall any injuries in 2016, all thanks to RunScribe analytics.”— Nina S