Introducing Lumo Run

Here at Lumo Bodytech HQ, we’ve been hard at work for the past couple of months for a very exciting new project. Inspired by our passion for integrating technology to solve important biomechanics and our enthusiasm for running, we are so thrilled to introduce Lumo Run: a pair of revolutionary smart running shorts (capris for women) with sensor technology embedded in the waistband to coach you to run faster, and farther.

 

Equipped with 9-axis sensor technology and advanced algorithms, the Lumo Run brings the power of a running lab and the personal attention of a coach — all within the lining of your shorts. We’ve teamed up with PhD Biomechanist, Rebecca Schultz, and running experts at Loughborough University in the UK to determine key characteristics for ideal running form, as well as coaching tips to help runners improve their form for enhanced efficiency and performance. The Lumo Run smart shorts will be the first ever on the market to be able to capture research-grade running biometrics without the costly and heavy equipment of a full running lab.

 

Lumo Run measures the following metrics for running efficiency:

 

Cadence: how frequently your foot contacts the ground every minute.

Bounce: the up and down movement your body experiences while you run.

Ground Contact Time: the amount of time your foot stays on the ground during each step.

Braking: the decrease in speed your body experiences on each step.

Stride Length: the distance between the initial ground contact of one foot to when that same foot hits the ground again.

Pelvic Rotation: how much your pelvis tilts on three axes. It is a measure of how stable your core is.

 

In addition to these metrics, Lumo Run tracks distance, time, pace, and map routes through your phone, provides post-run summaries on one each of the metrics, as well as recommendations on what to work on for your next run. Lumo Run also gives real-time audio coaching cues through your headphones to help you achieve your best run every time.

Lumo Run is available for pre-order now!

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Men’s Shorts

  • Machine washable
  • Color: Black
  • Sizes: S, M, L
Sensor

  • Waterproof
  • Machine washable
  • 1-month battery life
Women’s Capris

  • Machine washable
  • Color: Black
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L
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Ellie Kulick

About Ellie Kulick

Ellie specializes in all things content and communications at Lumo BodyTech. Her passions are in tech, writing and in health. She loves to create and share content that is useful and easily digested by the reader. BS in Psychology, Northeastern University. Find Ellie on Twitter.

27 Comments

  • Cindy Lyons
    Cindy Lyons
    07.10.2015

    The shorts look great, but you only have men’s shorts! I live in a hot climate, and shorts are a must. We only wear capris when it is cold out, which is only a few months out of the year. I live in the Southeast part of the US.

    Thank you for taking my feedback!

    • Vera Babb
      Vera Babb
      07.10.2015

      I agree! I was just reading through the intro material looking for the possibility of women’s running shorts that look like the featured men’s running short. Please LUMO, manufacture these in women’s sizes. I love wearing my LUMO posture device at work, the reminders are great and I am so much more aware of correct posture.

      • Ellie Kulick
        Ellie Kulick
        07.10.2015

        Hey Vera, thanks for your interest! It’s great to hear that you’re excited about Lumo Run. We’re hoping to expand into additional styles and colors in the future, but in the meantime, we’re only offering Women’s Capri Leggings 🙂 Please stay tuned!

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      07.10.2015

      Hey Cindy, thanks so much for your interest in Lumo Run! We’re hoping to add more styles, designs and colors of our shorts / capris in the future, but in the meantime we’re only offering capri leggings for women. Please stay tuned. Thanks!

    • Lynda
      Lynda
      07.10.2015

      Add my name to the list of No. Way. on the capris. I live in Hong Kong, and I could only wear these a couple of weeks a year.

      • Ellie Kulick
        Ellie Kulick
        08.10.2015

        Hey Lynda, sorry to hear that! We do plan on expanding to additional styles and designs in the future so please stay tuned 🙂

  • Eric Ellingson
    Eric Ellingson
    07.10.2015

    Great concept – been looking for something like this. I am a physical therapist and would love to use this in clinic and with patients, as well as for my own runs. BUT – needs to attach on a elastic strap of some kind, not with specific clothing. Then we could use it with multiple patients in clinic, and also for home use, you would not have to wear that one pair of shorts every time you run!
    Eric

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      07.10.2015

      Hey Eric , thanks for your interest in Lumo Run and your feedback! We chose to embed the sensor in the waistband of the garment because we wanted the run experience to feel as natural as possible. In the future, we hope to offer the sensor and garment separately 🙂 Thanks!

  • Jason Mathis
    Jason Mathis
    07.10.2015

    Nice, but you’re leaving out those of us that are a larger size than L. I’d buy it in a second, but knowing it’s too small defeats the purpose.

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      07.10.2015

      Hey Jason, thanks for the feedback! We hope to add additional styles, colors and sizes in the future. Thanks!

  • Andrew Concors
    Andrew Concors
    07.10.2015

    In a similar vein as above, can it work for walking as well as running? What’s the slowest speed the sensor will detect? I’m a PT that works with people with neurological issues and I think the feedback would be great. Otherwise, great idea.

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      08.10.2015

      Hi Andrew, unfortunately, Lumo Run will only capture running metrics to start. We do, however, hope to adapt our algorithms in the future to be able to capture both! Since running form is very different than walking, the sensor will pick up metrics as soon as it detects “running like metrics”, so there isn’t really a minimum speed requirement for the sensor to work. Hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have more! Thanks, Ellie

  • Ina
    Ina
    07.10.2015

    Just curious as to why there’s a $20 difference in price between the two functionally same packages for women and men.. Women have to pay more just because?

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      07.10.2015

      Hey Ina, thanks for reaching out! The $20 difference in price comes from the fact that women’s capris use more fabric to manufacture compared to the men’s running shorts. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

  • Adam Engst
    Adam Engst
    07.10.2015

    Speaking as a competitive (though injured at the moment) runner and technology journalist, I’m extremely intrigued by Lumo Run. That said, I do agree with a previous commenter that the sensor needs to be separate from the garment for people who run more than once or twice per week, which would be pretty much the entire target audience for this product, since novice runners are unlikely to care sufficiently about running mechanics to splurge. (Not to mention the fact that many faster runners hate such long shorts for how they impede stride freedom.)

    Equally concerning, though, is that you’ve designed a product that relies in large part on a smartphone for real-time feedback, but failed to accommodate carrying the smartphone in any way. Holding it in your hand, or wearing it on an armband, will affect running form adversely, and it’s unclear to me if it would be possible to wear the smartphone in a belt at the small of the back (not great, but better than the alternatives), since that’s where the sensor is. And, frankly, your marketing claims about “No wires. No goggles. No wristbands.” falls a little flat if it actually is going to require not just a smartphone, but also headphones or earbuds, for the real-time features. I’d far rather hear that there was a wristband that would provide this information, since it’s even harder to justify carrying a smartphone when doing speedwork, for instance, which is when you’d most want the coaching.

    Lastly, what’s not clear is how you’re analyzing the data and providing usable advice based on that. It’s one thing to say that a runner’s ground contact time is 233 milliseconds; it’s another to say that it should be something else, or that one foot has a longer ground contact time than the other. If the data is going to require going to a trained physical therapist to interpret, it won’t be that helpful. (The Garmin Forerunner 620 runs into this problem too – lots of data, very little actionable insight.)

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      07.10.2015

      Hey Adam, thanks so much for your detailed feedback! We decided to design Lumo Run sensor to embed in the waistband of the garment because we wanted the run experience to feel as natural as possible (i.e., without having to wear extra gadgets like goggles, watches, etc). We realize that some runners may want extra shorts to accommodate laundry schedules, so we do offer an extra garment pack on our shop page 🙂 Though the Lumo Run has real-time audio coaching cues as one of the features, if you don’t want to run with your phone, you’ll still get access to all of your post-run insights on how you did on each of the metrics, as well as recommendations on what to work on during your next run. If you’d like to get a feel of what these coaching cues will look like, check out our metrics pages by clicking on the read more links on any of the metrics listed on our product page: http://www.lumobodytech.com/lumo-run.

      One of the aspects of the product that we’re focused on is to provide actionable insights into your personal data, so we’ll make sure to use these metrics (like cadence, bounce, pelvic rotation, etc) to give you feedback on what to improve and how. Hope this helps for now! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks! Ellie

  • Rachael Jones
    Rachael Jones
    07.10.2015

    I love my lumo lift, and as a female runner I actually prefer capris in all weather–living in the Midwest we have all 4 seasons, I love the look as well!

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      08.10.2015

      Hey Rachel, so glad to hear you like the style of our capris! You can learn more about the product / women’s shorts under Tech Specs on our product page: http://www.lumobodytech.com/lumo-run Let us know if you have any quesitons 🙂

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  • Beth Gillis
    Beth Gillis
    08.10.2015

    I am also a physiotherapist and would need this product to be adaptable for use between patients so shorts would not work. I realize you have geared this to runners but would it work for walkers also? Pleased let me know when a waist strap is available that can be used in a clinical setting. If it works in that setting we would be encouraging patients to get one to monitor their movement patterns.

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      08.10.2015

      Hey Beth, thanks for your interest in Lumo Run! We decided to embed the sensor in garment because we found that this is the best way to ensure the accuracy of the data collected, as the sensor needs to be placed in a very specific spot. We do currently already sell an extra shorts / capris bundle, as well as plans to sell the garment to the sensor separately in the future. To address your second question, unfortunately Lumo Run will only capture running metrics for now, though we hope to adapt our algorithms in the future to address both! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  • Denis
    Denis
    12.10.2015

    Hello! Am I correct to understand than only iOS9+ is supported? No Android support? That would be a pity…

    • Ellie Kulick
      Ellie Kulick
      12.10.2015

      Hey Denis, yes — initially we’ll only be supporting iOS 9. However, we hope to support Android in the future!

      • Jordan
        Jordan
        13.06.2016

        Is there any way to get on a mailing list that notifies us with updates on android support?

        I’ve been patiently waiting since last year but it’s becoming a hassle to remember to check for updates every few months.

      • Anna
        Anna
        30.06.2016

        Hello. I agree, I’m surrounded by a very large community of active people here in France, and while I’d love to try the Lumo Run (given my Lumo Lift for Windows has worked so well for me) almost noone has Apple, but rather Windows and Android phones. Will you be looking into supporting both platforms?

  • John Walsh
    John Walsh
    13.10.2015

    Is it possible to run your app at the same time as the Nike+ app?

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