Matchmaking - Self





Ukaton, a startup founded by the Qattan brothers, needs your help to shrink a PCB layout to fit inside a shoe to help millions with their posture! SmartShoe Insoles will have three primary functions: provide posture analysis and input for VR/AR/XR, function as a real-time gait analyzer, and serve as a passive and continuous body-weight scale.

Problem Statement

The SmartShoe Insoles has 3 key features currently and what we are looking for at the moment is for someone to help shrink the PCB layout so we can fit it inside the enclosure.


A Novel Method of User Input.

  • From Accessibility to VR/AR/XR and everything in-between, our posture can provide a variety of inputs for a wide range of applications.

A real-time Gait Analyzer

  • Users can be alerted of improper posture immediately, rather than be notified by their doctor decades later when it's too late.

A Passive and Continuous body-weight Scale

  • Our weight fluctuates throughout the day, including vertical spikes as we eat, drink, & use the restroom. However, our weight slowly decreases as we exhale carbon dioxide, which can be used to detect our metabolism fluctuation by noting the slope of the decline. We could also deduce hydration by comparing fluid intake and output, notifying users if they're dehydrated or retaining more water than usual.

SUbmission Criteria

1. Design a PCB small enough to fit inside the enclosure that contains the following:

2. Field test the insoles to figure out the most optimal pressure sensor distribution

3. Setup decentralized storage solution to enable users to generate, share, and sell data

4. Experiment with machine learning models to extract posture, gait, and weight features

5. Redesign insole flexible PCB and enclosure with new pressure distribution and integration of PCB

Challenge timeline

Challenge starts May 23rd, 2019

First Review: June 20, 2019

Second Review: July 18, 2019

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2019

Final Review: August 18, 2019

Prize Breakdown

TBD pending further funding

Engineer Types



12 Weeks


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