menu

Digital Baton Cheers On Lonely Runners

Digital Baton Cheers On Lonely Runners
Europe

The high-tech device allows marathoners to receive messages from loved ones during their race

Lauren Kirkwood
  • 14 february 2017

Scientists from Britain’s Lancaster University have created a digital baton that allows friends and family members of marathon runners to cheer them on from afar, helping to combat the loneliness that often accompanies long-distance races.

The device includes sensors that can track a runner’s location, as will as his or her running speed and distance traveled. It also allows the athlete’s support team to view a live map of the running route on a web page, helping them see, for example, when the runner is approaching a hill and may need extra motivation to keep going.

When viewers of the runner want to provide support, all they have to do is press a ‘cheer’ button on the web page, and the baton will vibrate and say the name of the person who is cheering.

Lancaster University

+Digital Baton
+Europe
+Lancaster University
+marathon runners
+Sports
Trending

Wearable Serves As A Digital Guide For People With Visual Impairments

Baby Boomers
NEW TREND REPORT


RETAIL SNAPSHOT IN LA

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to the city's retail experiments.

DOWNLOAD TODAY

PSFK EVENTS


PSFK 2017 Conference

Ranked #1 of the Most Innovative Conferences of 2016 by Inc. Magazine


BUY YOUR TICKETS, MAY 19

Financial Services Yesterday
Arts & Culture Yesterday
No search results found.