Digital Baton Lets Fans Cheer from Afar

A digital relay baton invention helps motivate marathon runners on lonely stretches by letting fans cheer them remotely. It is equipped with sensors that track the runner’s speed, distance traveled and real-time location. That data is shared on a web page, where fans can follow the runner as well as see what challenges may lay in the upcoming terrain.A fan can also cheer the runner remotely via a cheer button on the page, which will trigger the baton to call out the cheerer’s name while vibrating and helping motivate the runner.

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