A new app gives a marathoner even more freedom
The IBM logo is shown in white and blue stripesA new navigation app has been developed by IBM in conjunction with Simon Wheatcroft, a blind marathon runner who wanted to be able to run independently without the use of a guide.
Using the app, Simon recently completed a 90-mile ultramarathon in the Namib Dessert. Instead of detailed directions, the app emits different beeps to tell the user if they are off-course and how to get back on course. The app will be downloadable to most smartphones. It’s still unknown what the price tag will be or exactly when the app will be available but it’s impressive to read about the success that one user is already having. Read the full article about Simon and the new app.
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