I bought an elliptical machine about five years ago and use it a couple times a week. One of the big reasons I decided to go for the elliptical machine was the almost negligible risk of injury. But recently, I started toying with the idea of adding some running to my routine for the increased activity and high-impact bone strengthening. I did some research on how to get started with running, including the “right” running form. There’s a lot of confusing, even conflicting, information out there. I even found myself with a pair of running shoes in my online shopping cart, but backed out, too scared to pull the trigger. I know running isn’t rocket science, but I started to feel discouraged with the learning curve before even starting. Inertia was pushing me towards giving up and just sticking with my elliptical.
About a week later I was talking with Shuvadeep Sarkar, a former colleague. As luck would have it, the startup he had co-founded, ReTiSense, was developing a wearable running product called Stridalyzer. I was pretty excited after hearing about it, and asked Shuvadeep if he would mind doing an interview for WickedGlitch. The transcript is below. Continue reading “Interview with Shuvadeep Sarkar, co-inventor of the ReTiSense Stridalyzer” »