Are you bored by going out for a solo run? You need a hologram in your life …
There are people who go running out of vocation, and others out of obligation, to lose kilos or stay healthy. The reason is indifferent. Both agree that it’s more boring and less effective when you run alone. But here is the solution: The Good Pacer, a holographic runner who runs alongside you, accompanying you … or challenging you.
There are many people who run alone because their family or friends do not like running. Or they cannot coincide in the schedules. With The Good Pacer, you’ll never run alone again. And the best of all is that the hologram can be yourself, or a friend who has made the same route the day before. A spectacular way to challenge each other between friends who cannot go running together.
In this video you can see how it works. As you may have imagined, it is about a mixed reality system, very well thought out:
The Good Pacer consists of unas mixed reality or augmented reality glasses They only weigh 90 grams, and are shaped like sunglasses. So they are not flashy, and they also fulfill the function of protecting us from the sun and the wind.
On the glass they have a screen that projects the hologram of a corridor next to us, generated by a mobile app. Only you will see it, so if you plan to show off your hologram while running, it doesn’t work like that …
The most interesting thing is that this holographic runner is very customizable. For example, you can configure it to be yourself in a previous race, since the app records your routes and speed. This way you can run against yourself, and try to overcome yourself.
Virtual reality viewer with two touch controls that does not require the use of a mobile as a screen or a very powerful gaming computer to play video games in virtual reality or use compatible applications.
Another option is to download a friend’s route that you have completed at another time. So you can race against him virtually, and challenge each other by exchanging holograms.
By last, you can download real virtual runners of people who have run in your area, or ask the holographic runner to accompany you at your pace, or to train you, speeding up or slowing down depending on your effort.
Strolling the streets of Pompeii, exploring the tomb of Nefertari, floating over the International Space Station or watching a movie on a 350-inch movie screen … These are some of the things you can do from your favorite armchair, thanks to the magic of virtual reality.
It is a very interesting idea, which can take the boredom out of your running sessions, and help you improve faster than if you run alone.
The ghost pacer It is being funded on KickStarter, where it has already met the goal. You can buy these mixed reality glasses for a price of € 170, 43% cheaper than when they are on sale. But you will have to be patient: they won’t be ready until July 2021.