Innovative Solution for a Common Problem
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Reading from an electronic display is difficult for people while performing cardiovascular activities or while riding in a moving vehicle. Run-n-Read, a cool clip-on device, makes reading possible in such dynamic scenarios.
Run-n-Read can be used with most cardiovascular workout machines, such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, stepmills, stairmasters, and stationary bikes. It can also help reduce eye strain while riding in a train, bus, or car.
You can clip it to your headband or to your shirt.
How It Works
The device tracks your head movements and then moves the text on the screen in real time to always be in sync with your eyes. Though a person standing nearby can see the text jumping up and down, for the person wearing the device the text would appear perfectly still. Your head moves, but the words do not!
It's packed with sophisticated electronics - an accelerometer, a low-power micro-controller, and a low energy Bluetooth module - to provide the best experience. It also features a rechargeable battery with a micro-USB port (20 hours of use time and 1 month of standby time).
Run-n-Read comes with a free mobile application and is compatible with all new generation iOS and Android devices. You can now read your favorite book or catch up on global, local or social news (our app supports mobile websites) while working out.
Run-n-Read also comes with its own gesture recognition system! Simply tap the device once to turn the page forward, or tap twice to go back a page. We don't want you to lose that perfect balance you've attained.
And yes, this smart device can also act as a simple fitness tracker helping you keep your weight in check. Just clip it to your belt or shirt and start measuring the steps and calories burned. It syncs with your iOS or Android device to display your physical activity level and also compares it with your weekly average.
Our Current Development Status
We currently have a working prototype that we have tested with many people in multiple situations.
We're now focused on:
- Finalizing the look and feel of the final product
- Developing and iterating on the mobile app user experience
- Optimizing the algorithms for the best experience
We will soon begin the process of:
- Getting product certifications
- Final negotiations with vendors and service providers
- Setting up the supply chain
- Materials procurement
Why you should support us
By supporting our campaign, you will help kickstart volume production so that we can bring Run-n-Read to everyone. Building a dozen working prototypes is very different from producing hundreds of thousands of devices. We have taken the right first step partnering with Dragon Innovation. However, we still need working capital to place purchase orders with suppliers, obtain certifications and cover other fixed costs. Your support helps us run the proverbial "extra mile", and with a state of the art Run-n-Read device, maybe you will too!