Augmented Human

Wahu

Fit the grip

Wahu

Fit the grip

Wahu

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Tehcnological innovation in the footwear market has been always focused on style, comfort and durability. What is the next step? A sole that is adaptable to changes in the external environment and in the dynamic state of the user.

The Product

WAHU product is the very first active sole able to adapt its morphology to changes both in the external environment, like terrain, temperature or humidity, and in the dynamic state of the user. Thanks to the unique Italian design and the latest technology, the sole right balances the hi-tech functionality, and the style.

How Does It Work?

WAHU active sole can change its morphology thanks to a series of interconnected chambers, with a particular bellow structure, filled by air through a miniaturized electro-plunger, able to be locked and unlocked. This mechanism allows the sole volumetric changes and, consequently, its grip and cushioning. Thanks to its adaptability, WAHU can make the difference in scenarios where sudden changes in grip and cushioning are required, such as industrial workers, urban frost or workout field.

Aims And Next-Steps

WAHU aim is to bring technology both in the product itself and in the business model. By introducing electronics in the shoes, WAHU will be able to create innovative digital services for users, such as gait analysis based identification, foot pressure analysis or fall prevention. The aim of the development journey is to engineer, industrialize and launch the technology on the market in the first semester of 2021.