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Clip-On Device Helps Runners Read By Making Text Bounce

Run-n-Read detects the wearer’s movements and moves text on a mobile device in real-time so it stays in sync with their eyes.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on September 6, 2013.

Run-n-Read is a clip-on device that detects the wearer’s head movements and moves text on a mobile device in real-time so it keeps in sync with their eyes. Launched by Weartrons on the crowfunding platform Dragon Innovation, the small gadget can be used on treadmills, stairmasters and exercise bikes.

Clipped to a headband or shirt, the Run-n-read uses motion sensors and tiny controllers to sync head movements with a mobile device via Bluetooth. The accompanying app adjusts text on the screen so it bounces around in time to your pace but the person wearing it would think the text was still.

Clip-On Device Helps Runners Read By Making Text Bounce

The device also enables the wearer to turn the pages of an e-book by tapping it, and they can count the number of steps and calories they’ve burned. It features a USB-powered rechargeable battery that provides 20 hours of active use time and one month of stand by time.

Run-n-Read can be purchased for $55 on Dragon Innovation’s platform, with the campaign running until October 5th and the product shipping in or before January 2014. You can check out the clip-on device in the video below:

Run-n-Read

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