Improve your running by chasing a drone

The quadrocopter uses markings on your t-shirt to identify you and then keeps a certain distance ahead of you so you’re chasing it and motivated to keep your pace up.

Joggobot is a research project from the Exertion Games Lab that explores how joggers will enjoy jogging with flying robots as companions in order to make the exercise activity more engaging, drawing from computer game ideas.

The Joggobot also appeared on ABC’s Catalyst and gave more insight into the current limitations but potential of a robotic jogging partner.

It is supposed to work better because it’s something physical. People tend to interact with the physical better than other incentives like running apps. Of course, having a person that’s at your pace helps even more to keep up your running routine.

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Posted by Jason Hamilton | June 16, 2012  |  No Comment

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