RPM2 is a wireless, remote monitoring, pressure sensing foot-bed device that is used for sports performance enhancement. RPM2 consists of shoe inserts, each embedded with various sensors and a microcontroller, which provides data on athletes’ gait, range of motion, power and pressure distribution, so deficiencies in bilateral movement can be corrected and optimized so athletes, and their coaches, can achieve higher performance.
The goal of RPM2 is to ensure athletes and their trainers are provided with an accurate and cost-efficient method of assessing bilateral equivalence. Not only can deficiencies in bilateral equivalence detract from overall athletic performance if not addressed proactively, injuries that occur when athletes aren’t bilaterally equivalent can also result.
Because gait analysis has historically been a highly overlooked and expensive aspect of training, RPM2 will enable a greater number of athletes to achieve optimal performance. Additionally, RPM2’s power meter measures left and right leg power, as well as collective power. And RPM2 is pre-set with 6 range of motion and pressure distribution exercises.
RPM2 is easy to use. Load the app and pair your insoles to your smart device. Slip the insoles into your shoes and connect through the app. You are ready to go!
From the main screen you simply select the type of exercises you want to perform. These are run, cycling, or range of motion. Within each of these main categories, you can then select the exact exercise, such as running from 100m’s to 3200m’s, or you can select from 4 different cycling modes to include sprint, interval, time trial, or distance.
Once you have completed your selected exercise, easy to read dashboard reports provide accurate data. Running dashboards show step time, flight time, ground contact time, acceleration force, and sequential force strike. Cycling dashboards provide left and right leg power, as well as collective power and cadence.
Olympic Legend Michael Johnson, known as the “fastest man in the world,” has tested RPM2 and has agreed to be RPM2’s official development partner. After retiring in 2001, Michael founded Michael Johnson Performance, a global athletic training organization dedicated to helping athletes achieve their full athletic potential. MJP is recognized as a world leader in the development and improvement of athleticism of athletes of all sports, ages, and abilities from youth athletes to some of the most recognized professional athletes in the world.
Regarding RPM2, Michael remarked, “We tested RPM2 on a number of our team’s professional coaches and believe this system will provide us with valuable feedback when monitoring our clients’ performances. Our coaches are well trained in helping athletes improve their skills; however, we’re now able to more objectively observe the mechanics involved in our clients’ movements to enhance their abilities to achieve higher performance and avoid injury. RPM2 will be used as a regular part of our athletes’ training. Having competed professionally, I can personally attest to the importance of ensuring bilateral equivalence for optimal performance.”