Technology companies announce funding
Flexpoint Sensor Systems Sports Division and Bend Tech today announced that they have received funding for the development of a “Smart Shoe” that shows real time data and has the ability to collect data for future training and comparisons. Flexpoint in conjunction with Bend Tech has developed a shoe that can communicate with smart phones and other wireless devices to give real time analysis showing balance, performance and other pertinent data relating to performance of the individual.
Bend Tech Manager, Tony DeGreef, stated:
Representatives of Bend Tech are currently involved in ongoing discussions and negotiations with several major equipment manufacturers and distributors. The Company anticipates that development of the product could be completed and the product brought to market by the middle of next year.
Flexpoint CEO Clark Mower, adds:
In conjunction with the shoe, Flexpoint and Bend Tech are also working on other products, such as sensors for golf clubs that will give other useful and related information. The sensor and technology have been used for running and bowling shoes and are adaptable to bowling gloves and golf club shafts. The products will be used to help measure and improve an individual’s performance. Several prototypes of the shoes and golf club shafts have already been completed and demonstrated to major equipment manufacturers.