Are you a runner? Do you trust technology to help you improve?

Wearable technology has become an essential part of our running experience. It’s undeniable that technology has had a far-reaching impact on the evolution of the sport. Take, for example, Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two-hour marathon, an achievement that was beyond imagining a generation ago, made possible with high-tech shoes and a tracker to help him keep his optimal pace.

In 2019, Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier. Source: Wired Magazine

How did we get here? It all started with the simple stopwatch. Over the last decades, it kept evolving — from chest straps used as heart rate monitors or foot pedometers…

The innovation at Myotest is driven by the passion of its people. In this series of posts, go behind the scenes and meet our team members who bring biomechanics to life with their love of sports.

Ida Aichinger is our mathematician from Austria, with a passion for mountain sports and running. She specializes in data analysis and scientific software development, having previously worked at the CERN, INTEL and Idiap before joining Myotest in 2018. …


We’re Myotest, a Swiss company working with the wearables and sporting goods industry, sharing our passion for biomechanics to improve athletic user experience.

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