#1573: Metrunome

Today’s invention is an inversion of this one.

A simple pressure switch in one running shoe feeds information about one’s running pace to a portable music device.

If you are running at less than your preset target pace, in terms of footstrikes per minute, the music will be begin being played correspondingly slower than normal and vice versa.

This mechanism provides both feedback to a runner who is off the correct speed and also a strong incentive to adjust.

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