New Nike+ Basketball Shoes Contain Pressure Sensors to Track Players

Posted on February 23, 2012

Nike Hyperdunk Shoes

Nike has announced its new Nike+ Basketball sneaker technology which can track players on the court. The shoes contain pressure sensors which collection information about the user's movement and then wirelessly transmits the data to the user's smartphone. Nike says the shoes can track how high, how hard and how quick players play.

The first Nike+ enabled Basketball shoe will be the Nike Hyperdunk+ which will be worn by LeBron James this summer. LeBron James says, "I think Nike+ Basketball will change the game. Giving every player access to this level of information will have a huge impact on the way players train and play the game."

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Nike says the pressure sensor shoes will be available for purchase on June 29, 2012. The Wall Street Journal says the sneakers will cost about $250. Take a look:

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