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Applications

Footwear

The newest trend in the footwear industry is moving towards injury prevention and total athletic optimization.

 

While there are many unique and exciting technologies in the athletic footwear space, the industry tends to focus primarily on the absorptions and dissipation of vertical loads.

 

Sports Engineering Inc is focused on managing the horizontal loads that can lead to potential injury.

Our technologies are designed for use in lateral and vertical activities such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and tennis, as well as activities like running and walking.

 

Our initial focus is injury prevention and athletic performance.

 

These technologies can also be adapted to lower the risk for repetitive stress injuries, ultimately providing long-term comfort for people who are on their feet for long periods at a time.

The Problem

Excessive ground reaction forces, transmitted through footwear, can cause significant injuries to knees and ankles.

 

Injuries can be traumatic and career-ending, especially ACL tears which are common in court and field sports.

 

Lower leg injuries are often non-contact related and a result of unusual and abrupt movements.

The Solution

SEI’s innovative technology is based on managing loads through a Split Sole™ interface with non-linear springs.

 

Our technology is designed to reduce or eliminate the potential for traumatic injury due to force and/or catastrophic rotation, and chronic injury due to repetitive stress.

Split Sole™ Shoe System

The patented Split Sole system allows for the management of horizontal forces and rotation.

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Suite of load management technologies

Designed specifically for the split sole system

 

Each of the technologies in the SEI suite are designed to absorb energy from unusual and abrupt movements that could otherwise result in potentially injurious loads on knees and ankles.

 

They are designed to be initially stiff and responsive, then displace after an established threshold is surpassed, then return to their original configuration.

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Goat’s Head

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AEF

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Cam – Condyle

All core technologies have these six traits, which separate a true core technology from other, less “defendable” or less valuable technologies.

 

The six traits of a Core Technology include:

 

  • Visible. The technology must visible to the consumer.
  • Palpable. The technology must be able to be touched and felt.
  • Unique. The story must be new.
  • Mythic. The story must be interesting. Consumers like to talk.
  • Works. The technology must provide a usable benefit.
  • Evolvable. The technology must have segmentation benefits

 

extending into multiple shoe segments at various price points.

 

By remaining true to our technology platform, which is managing the split sole using of non-linear springs, we will create a linear path from one martSpring™ concept to the next. Doing so builds license value.

 

For example, marketing the Split Sole™ with non-linear spring technology at various price points adds more value than marketing Goat’s Head, AEF, and Cam-Condyle as separate technologies to different customers.

How It Works

The patented Split Sole system allows for the management of horizontal forces and rotation.

 

Each of the technologies in the SEI’s suite are designed to absorb energy from unusual and abrupt movements that could otherwise result in potentially injurious loads on knees and ankles.

 

They are designed to be initially stiff and responsive, then displace after an established threshold is surpassed, then return to their original configuration.

Focus and Opportunity

Our initial focus is injury prevention and athletic performance. These technologies can also be adapted to lower the risk for repetitive stress injuries, ultimately providing long-term comfort for people who are on their feet for long periods at a time.

 

Our technologies are designed for use in lateral and vertical activities such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis, as well as activities like running and walking.

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