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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Babson students developing shoe tracking device

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Two Babson College students have won an $11,500 grant from the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance and the Lemelson Foundations to fully develop a running shoe tracking device, the college has announced.

The "Stridekick" developed by the two MBA students attaches to a shoelace and logs the total amount of miles the shoes have been used.

The device also alerts the runner once certain mileage levels are passed, helping the runner to know when it's time to get a new pair of shoes.

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