Lumo Run Data Announcement

We’re proud to announce that research done by our resident data scientist, Dr. Derek Chang, has shown that Lumo Run does indeed help users run faster and farther. Using data our Lumo Run data over the past 8 months, we’ve found:

  • 97% of users improved their running form within their first three runs
  • 82% of men and 76% of women improve in the distance and/or pace.



Forbes announced this news this morning in Hack Your Fitness: Lumo Run Helps Improve Your Running Form And Push Harder.

Contributor Anthony Karcz says, “But what about all this new data – do you really need yet another app to keep track of your workouts? Lumo Bodytech is working on that, partnering with other run and fitness platforms. Their goal, ultimately, is to “be where the runners are; to help everyone move better and prevent injuries.”

“I appreciated that the app added cadence to my half-mile updates without any input from me. With my goal in mind, combined with the active coaching from the Lumo Run app, I felt much more engaged in improving my form.”

“Which is exactly the goal that CEO Monisha Perkash and Product Lead Rebecca Shultz (who holds a Ph.D in Clinical Biomechanics) had in mind when launching the Lumo Run. ‘Since it launched eight months ago,’ Monisha told me when we chatted, ‘the data shows that Lumo Run is validating its run promise, helping thousands of runners improve their form, distance, and pace.'”


Lumo Run works with an iOS app to provide real-time coaching on your running form

Lumo Run coaches on five lab-grade biomechanics metrics: cadence, bounce, braking, pelvic drop, and rotation.


Proper running form is critical, as it minimizes wasted energy and the risk of injury. Lumo Run measures and coaches on five lab-grade metrics, including cadence, bounce, braking, pelvic rotation and pelvic drop. When these metrics are poor, the body experiences biomechanical inefficiencies, often leading to injury. Researchers have found that running with correct biomechanical form lessens the risk of running related injuries.

For example, according to a study done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an increase in cadence can significantly reduce the likelihood of knee pain and iliotibial band syndrome. In a separate study, researchers found that gait retraining, while using visual cues, decreased knee pain in their participants.


Real-time Audio Coaching - Feedback on your form through your headphones as you run.

Real-time Audio Coaching – Feedback on your form through your headphones as you run.


“Our study is proof of Lumo Run’s value because the data demonstrates that Lumo’s personalized coaching truly helps runners improve their health and performance. This goes a long way in earning the confidence of individuals, as well as our OEM partners,” said Monisha Perkash, co-founder and CEO of Lumo Bodytech.

Mark Allen, six-time IRONMAN World Champion and Lumo Run user said, “Lumo Run is a great device for helping you develop your running style so that you’re more efficient and less prone to injuries. You’re going to become faster through the way that you move and I love that concept!”


Mark Allen, six-time IRONMAN World Champion and Lumo Run user


About Lumo Bodytech:

Lumo Bodytech is a motion science company that combines sensor data and advanced algorithms to optimize human movement for better health, performance, and injury prevention. Current Lumo Bodytech products include the Lumo Lift posture coach as well as the Lumo Run smart running sensor.  They are built on the Lumo MotionScience™Platform which is also available to B2B partners to co-brand or build entirely new products.  Lumo’s solutions measure and analyze detailed motions of the human body and provide real-time, personalized, actionable feedback.

Lumo Bodytech is privately-held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Information on Lumo Bodytech and their consumer products is available at and select retailers.  Information for partners interested in incorporating Lumo technology into their products is available at


Announcing Strava Integration

Integrate with your Strava account so you can sync your GPS data to your Lumo Run account. Run with your GPS watch and your Lumo Run sensor, sync the GPS data with Strava, and your data will automatically be uploaded to your Lumo Run account. We love this feature because you can now get your pace, distance, and route data into Lumo Run while leaving your phone at home.

Here’s how to use this feature:


In the Account section of your Settings, you will see “Connect Services”. Click on this to see the Strava connect button. Click on the “+” to connect with Strava.


Follow the instructions to link your accounts. Click on the “Connect with Strava” button. You will need to enter your Strava username and password, then just authorize Lumo Run to access your data from Strava.

All-New Lumo Lift App Available Now

You asked, we listened! Today we are excited to announce major updates to the Lumo Lift app, including a fresh new design, simpler settings for alignment and more. The new Lumo Lift app is available now on Google Play and the Apple App Store, so update now and be on your way to better posture.

Questions Every Runner Should Ask: A Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Shultz

Image source: Lifehacker

Running isn’t always as simple as lacing up your shoes and hitting the road. Whether you’re training for your first 5K or your tenth marathon, chances are that you will face some challenge during your running career, such as an injury or a setback in your performance. At this point, it’s critical to ask questions and find the resources that will steer you in the right direction.

Blending Consistency with Variety to Gain Peak Fitness

Contributed Post Mark Allen, Six-Time Ironman Champion, and Renowned Coach

Human beings are hardwired to become efficient at the things we do consistently. Artists perfect their paint strokes over time. It becomes easier and more automatic for a ballet dancer to perform a specific routine when practiced again and again. Endurance athletes are exactly the same. The more we do our sport, the more efficient we become at doing it. But there’s a downside to getting more and more efficient!

A Facebook Chiropractor’s Guide to Good Posture and Wearables

— Contributed Post by Daniel Lord —

Physical therapists and chiropractors can’t be everywhere all the time. Outside of our patients’ visits, we can’t be there to prod them into making better decisions, like “drink water instead!” or “sit up straight!”, no matter how much we’d like to do so. Thankfully, it’s in those moments that technology is most helpful.

8 Simple Moves to Strengthen Your Back

Chances are you’ve heard about the benefits that come from a strong core, but what about a strong back? Weak back muscles can lead to back pain (particularly lower back pain), poor posture, fatigue, limited fitness performance and even issues with the hips and legs. Fortunately, there are hundreds of exercises you can do to strengthen your back and improve your overall well-being.

4 Things You Should Know About Post Race Recovery

There’s a wealth of information out there that helps you through the preparation period of your race; training programs, race-day tips, your must-do’s and must-don’ts, but what happens after your big day? The post-race recovery phase is just as important as the weeks leading up to your race and here’s why: what you do during this time can help you maximize all of your hard work and get back on your feet (literally!) quicker.

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Marathon

Last Saturday, five Lumo team members set out for a weekend trip to Napa, California for the annual Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday. The beautiful, relatively flat course starting in Calistoga and ending in Napa was grazed only slightly with occasional showers and made out to be a relatively sunny and temperament day — perfect for a marathon!

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