KiTT is a next generation wearable motion tracker, which monitors joint movement in real time.
How KiTT worksKiTT contains an advanced textile sensor within a breathable knee sleeve, which allows it to track a wide range of exercises and movements both indoors and outdoors. KiTT is aimed at the sports, fitness, and physiotherapy markets. It is especially valuable for athletes recovering from injuries, giving them and physiotherapists an accurate, seamless way to track recovery and return to play without uncomfortable equipment that could worsen the injury.
Current development of KiTTOur recent prototypes have focused on improving the sensor response and removing anomalies in the data collection. We have also opted for a lighter, more breathable material in large parts of the sleeve with enhanced movement behind the knee, and developed our electronics module for improved communication and accuracy. Going forward, Footfalls & Heartbeats will focus on further developing the core technology behind KiTT, optimising the knitted protocol to improve the sensor response and results, as well as extracting data from the sleeve. Their project also includes the development of a software application to accompany KiTT. The application will give the user detailed tracking and insight into their performance, as well as offer training and organisational features for coaches and physiotherapists. Thanks to their partnership with Ioetec and Revolve, strong data security and privacy will be incorporated into the final design.
Meet the teamKiTT is developed by three SMEs: Footfalls & Heartbeats (based in Nottingham, UK), Ioetec also from the UK (Sheffield), and Revolve Healthcare from Katowice, Poland. Footfalls & Heartbeats are the lead SME for the project and experts in smart knitted textiles. Originally conceived in New Zealand, the company is committed to researching, designing and further developing smart knitted textiles. Ioetec are a firmware, hardware and Internet of Things Security firm, specialising in securing data for IoT-based devices. Ioetec are committed to ensuring that data communication and movement is secure, private, and trusted. Revolve are a software and app development agency, primarily specialising in creating software for healthcare that puts quality, security, and privacy at the forefront. Revolve also focus on maintaining the software once released. Connect with Footfalls & Heartbeats, Ioetec, and Revolve in our member community (login required).