HCI / Wearable Computing

We present a wearable device that maps natural feet movements into inputs for digital devices. KickSoul consists of an insole with sensors embedded that tracks movements and triggers actions in devices that surround us. We present a novel approach to use our feet as input devices in mobile situations when our hands are busy. We analyze natural feet’s movements and their meaning before activating an action.


  • X. Benavides, C. Zhu, P. Maes, J. Paradiso. "KickSoul: A Wearable System for Feet Interactions with Digital Devices". (UIST´15) 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.