loadsol®: truly mobile in-shoe force measurement

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loadsol® sensors enable mobile measurement of the normal ground reaction force on the plantar surface of the foot. The system can be used both for static and dynamic measurements, to accurately quantify the forces generated between the foot and the shoe.

The occurring forces provide important information concerning the kinetics of the body or element to be measured.

The textile, soft, deformable and ultra-thin sensors are designed to enable accurate assessment of gait analysis, load analysis or maximum force analysis in any environment and during any body movement, to name some applications. 

Use loadsol® to capture the interaction between foot and ground accurately, effortlessly and with flexibility.

How to utilize loadsol and loadsol pro

loadsol® sensors are used by many research and development facilities all over the world. Due to the flexible usability, the applications are very diverse.

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loadsol has become the market standard for mobile force and load measurement. 

Sample applications of loadsol and loadsol pro:

loadapp: Data collection and analysis 

loadapp is an easy to use smartphone application that helps to collect the data you are looking for. After connecting the insoles via bluetooth, the measurement can be set up and the data can be viewed in real-time or stored on the sensors. 

After the measurement the data can be downloaded from the sensors via bluetooth or via USB. The application, if required, allows for extensive display and evaluation of various parameters.


Create a video of your measurement and compare video and force data. With loadapp you can film any measurement you are making and display the force data. This way you can easily track events during measurement.

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loadsol types

There are several different types of loadsol:

loasol®, loadsol pro and loadsol embd

Depending on your requirements there are 3 types of loadsol.

  • The medical grade loadsol optimized for reliable force measurement
  • The loadsol pro for extreme applications and cross-application measurements
  • The loadsol embd for research and development of systems that require force input for control and monitoring.

All loadsol systems utilize the same state of the art capacitive measurement technology.


Measuring the load distribution inside the shoe.

For more than 44 years, novel has been pioneering in the field of load distribution measurement. With loadsol, precise and accurate measurement inside the shoe is now possible for the first time for truly mobile applications.

The matchbox-sized electronics and the completely textile sensor enable measurements indoors and outdoors, in almost any environment and at virtually any movement. 

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Force data example: GRF while running.
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loadsol® pro key features:

➢ record forces accurately and reliably according to novel’s high quality standards

➢ stream or collect data fully autonomously utilizing the integrated memory

➢ collect data remotely via cloud or your own network servers in realtime

➢ synchronize via TTL with lab equipment or system with loadsync

➢ measure comfortably inside the shoe with a 100 % textile, thin, conformable sensor

Simultaneously create a video of your measurement to compare video and force data

Load measurement for fracture evaluation - loadsol

loadsol® features:

➢ display bipedal force over time on mobile device

➢ receive biofeedback for two adjustable force levels

➢ output ASCII data and allows comprehensive Windows data analysis

➢ Allows long-term measurement

capture hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot, or hindfoot and medial & lateral forefoot separately

novel GmbH loadsol: plantar normal force inside footwear | novel.de

loadsol® embd features:

➢  Utilize force data to control your product and to integrate/ embed the sensor into your system.
➢ Up to 3 signals for different sensor zones

➢  read the analog signal to your ADC or DAQ or data logger or any other element you want to use.

➢ control the measurement via the bluetooth connection and loadapp or a predefined timed measurement procedure

Find more details here.

loadsol embd - embedd force sensor into product

loadsol sensor zones

There are several different options for sensor zones in all loadsol:

Available sensor zone layouts:

All loadsol are available in 4 different layouts. The more sensor zones, the more detailed you can analyze the force and load distribution. Select

  • Version “- t” (total area) for applications where you are only interested in the total static and dynamic force (e.g. partial loading after surgery)
  • Version “- ap” (anterior posterior) for applications where the static and dynamic changes of force and loaddistribution between fore-foot and heel are of interest (e.g. running)
  • Version “- acp” (anterior, central, posterior) where the force movement from heel to forefoot need to be analyzed in detail (e.g. achillees research)
  • Version “- mlp” (medial, lateral, posterior) where the shift of load and force in all directions is of interest (e.g. in golf). 
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Available sizes

All loadsol are available in different sizes, which cover double sizes. For example 40/41 covers EU 40 and EU 41 or US (male) 7 and 8 or UK (male) 6 and 6.5. Here you can quickly calculate the size you need:



Shoe Size Conversion Tool



loadsol pricing

loadsol always comes as a system of multiple pairs in different insole sizes. Here you can buy a demo pair which is more expensive (per pair) than a system. Higher numbers -> lower price per pair.

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Kinematics: upgrade your loadsol pro

Understanding forces (kinetics) is the ultimate goal in many scientific fields.
Understanding movement (kinematics) is often the penultimate goal to get the full picture. loadsol pro comes with the ability to do both.

Enabling the synchronized measurement with IMU sensors is the product of countless hours of meticulous engineering, designed to provide the most accurate and reliable measurements in its class. From rigorous R&D to exhaustive testing, every aspect of our IMU sensor has been fine-tuned to ensure unparalleled performance, resilience, and longevity.


Accelerometer and gyroscope

The BMI270 offers precise acceleration, angular rate measurement, and smart motion-triggered interrupts.

This 6-axis sensor merges a 16-bit tri-axial gyroscope and accelerometer, featuring Bosch’s robust gyroscope technology. Ideal for applications in research, biomechanics, ergonomics, medicine and data analytics.

Parameter Technical data
Digital resolution
Accelerometer (A): 16-bit or 0.06 mg/LSB
Gyroscope (G): 16-bit or 0.004 dps/LSB
Raw measurement range & sensitivity
(A): ± 2g to ±16 g,
(G): ±125 dps Temperature behaviour
(A): ±0.25 mg/K; ±0.004 %/K
(G): ±0.02 dps/K; ±0.02 %/K
Noise density
(A): 160 µg/√Hz, (G): 0.008 dps/√Hz

Technical specifications:

loadsol insoles are capacitive sensors, meeting the highest novel quality standards. The textile insoles are available in shoe sizes 36 to 48 (European sizes) and in four versions with different sensor area layouts. Bespoke sizes and shapes are also available on demand. 

loadsol and loadsol pro and loadsol embd technical specifications are:

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Available options:

loadsol® and loadsol® pro are available with different options and functionalities. Describe your application to us and we will be happy to help you choose the perfect system.

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loadsol types and options

Comparing loadsol, loadsol pro and pedar:

The loadsol® is used for applications where the capture of the total force on the foot is needed. The loadsol® does not capture the local pressure distribution under the foot. For this application novel’s pedar system is the gold standard.
foot pressure and force measurement - foot force mapping

Brochures & Catalogues:

loadsol English

loadsol Deutsch

loadsol rehab

loadsol: back to sport

loadsol: fracture evaluatio

loadsol: runinng analysis

Insole catalogue

loadsol Italian

loadsol: golf

Mobile application:

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