Under the hood.
Under the hood
Each left and right SCIENCE Sensor Insole contains pressure sensors and a gyroscope sensor. More detailed information can be found in the specifications section below.
16 Pressure Sensors
Sensor insole outline and sensor positions are given in a common coordinate system. The orientation of the coordinate systems is different for left and right sides.
Position of the gyroscope sensor is the origin of the coordinate system. Orientation of coordinate system is different for left and right sides. The sensor data contains 3 dimensions in space for acceleration and angular rate data.
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16 per side
capacitive, proprietary Moticon technology
≤ 1 %
62.5 % (Size 1) … 67.4 % (Size 9)
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
1 per side
MEMS LSM6DSL, ST Microelectronics
X / Y / Z
± 16 g
0.488 mg/LSB, 16 bit
Angular Rate Axis
ΩX / ΩY / ΩZ
Angular Rate Range
± 2000 dps
Angular Rate Resolution
70 mdsp/LSB, 16 bit
10 Hz, 25 Hz, 50 Hz, 100 Hz (full sensor setup)
≤ 1 %
1 pers side
Full sensor setup, 10 Hz
Full sensor setup, 100 Hz
Monitoring setup, 10 Hz
For further recording time information consider the detailed product documentation available for download on our Support sites.
23 primary data channels, 2 computed data channels
angular rate channels
COP [X, Y]
center of pressure
in -0.5…+0.5 (related to sensor insole length/width)
Standard Channel Setups
TS, PR, ACC, ANG, COP, TF
TS, PR, ACC, COP, TF
TS, ACC [Z], COP, TF
Any combination of channels can be configured in the SCIENCE Mobile App. The standard setups are pre-configured channels setups for user convenience.
Transmits fixed basic sensor data wirelessly
For activity checks and live showcasing in the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App
Transmits selected sensor data channels wirelessly to endpoint (computer/cloud)
Direct data transmission to store on endpoint
On-board sensor data recording
For standalone data acquisition without need for phone/ computer/ cloud
The operation modes Live and Record can be software-selected in the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App. The Preview mode is always on when connected to a phone. The Transmit mode is activated automatically when data is transmitted.
Activity triggered recording mode. Recording is only on when users are active. Internal firmware controls start/stop of recording automatically. No phone is required.
For longterm gait monitoring
Automatic shut down into power safe mode when sensor insole is not in use. No hardware switches are used.
No user interaction for turning on/off required
Smart Recording is currently undergoing an R&D update from previous sensor insole generation. Estimated availability is 10/2019.
Firmware of the sensor insoles can be updated wirelessly using the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App.
Firmware runs a file management system on the on-board memory of the sensor insole. Measurements can be selected, deleted and transmitted individually using the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App.
The firmware continuously checks the system status and transmits status information. Status information includes:
1. OK/NOK pressure sensors 1-16
3. Active time
4. Miscelaneous (firmware version, serial number, size, side)
The firmware detecs the battery charge status of the inserted coin cell batteries. The charge status is transmitted to the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App.
Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0
Version refers to integrated wireless chip. BLE connection to smartphones can be established from version 5.0.
No standard BLE profile is used.
≥ 5.0 m
Depends on environmental conditions and the presence of other active
2.4 GHz wireless devices.
Typical data transmission bandwidth.
~ 19 s/MB
Equals approx. 04:27 min. transmission time for complete memory transmission.
3.7 V ±0.4 V
1 coin cell rechargeable
Battery Form Factor
Nominal operating voltage must be 3.7 V. The use of lower voltage, non-rechargeable coin cell batteries type CR2032 or rechargeable coin cell batteries type ML2032 will cause malfunction.
In the Box
Moticon SCIENCE Sensor Insole