Who is Project Dasein?
Project Dasein is a team of scientists, engineers + elite runners aimed at empowering the running community with the tools needed to achieve their personal goals, avoid injury, and pursue a lifelong love for running.
Born in tracktown, usa
It started as an idea at Tensegrity Physical Therapy, a clinic dedicated to using data analysis tools to help athletes at all levels overcome injuries and improve performance.
The clinic is located in the running capital of the world, Eugene, Oregon. This proximity to world class athletes and immersion in a thriving running culture inspired our chief creators to invent a new metric tool for the runners in their community.
The brainchild of three scientists
Project Dasein is the brainchild of three scientists: Sean Roach PhD DPT, a specialist in Orthopedic and Sports Science; Richard Taylor DSc PhD, a physicist pioneer in the fractal analysis field; and Cooper Boydston BS, a physicist and Project Dasein’s Chief Science Officer.
These three scientists combined years of clinical experience analyzing the biomechanics of runner fatigue with the applied theory of fractal analysis. Soon, Force Portraits were born.
Over a decade of Clinical study
Clinicians began using the tool to help inform patients on how to improve specific running problems invisible to the naked eye.
The case study below highlights the gold mine of visual feedback provided by force portraits. Note the impact of proper glute activation in a patient's pre-treatment force portrait, versus post-treatment force portrait.
case study: pre vs post-treatment
Compare vertical symmetry [left vs right impact] from the rear view
This patient was diagnosed with poor glute muscle activation (confirmed via EMG). Note the uneven force distribution between right and left sides of the force portrait, and overall stiffness of the vertical forces.
After training the patient to activate their glute muscles, their force portrait reflects a much more symmetrical distribution of forces. The overall shape is softer as well.
bringing our sensor to you
Amidst a growing community of interested runners, we aimed to develop a consumer version of our clinical-grade diagnostics tool. We assembled an international product development team to turn our research into a device usable by any runner, anywhere.
Join us as we make this revolutionary tool better and better
Sign up for our Beta Program today! We would be thrilled to welcome you to our growing running community.