Ghost Pacer — running coach with augmented reality, developed by runners for runners.
There’s nothing wrong with a small amount of competition, especially when it comes to physical training. Unfortunately, to find a reliable partner for training that is compatible with your specific training goals, it is often difficult, especially in the world after COVID-19.
Ghost Pacer is designed to remove to improve performance Jogging, allowing you to choose the route and speed of the avatar AR and compete with it in real time; anytime and anywhere. In addition to competition with partners, training on demand, you can also challenge other users Ghost Pacer, and compete with yourself revising old training.
“It’s hard to speculate, but it seems that the pandemic coronavirus has accelerated a pre-existing tendency that the average working schedule becomes more flexible and includes the possibility of remote work”, — said General Director Abdur Rahman Bhatti. “As soon as schedules become more diverse, the need for technology-fitness on demand will grow, and we’re just focused on meeting the needs of runners.”
“In addition, there are serious implications for such areas as yoga and physiotherapy — slower types of exercise, which is crucial, and we are actively focused on the transition to technologies that are compatible with the premises, as the next step in our road map (assuming the successful launch of the current iteration) to satisfy these needs”.
Here’s how it works: using additional app Ghost Pacer, users can select a target pace or previous training, with which they will compete. On the track / road / trail will appear the avatar that allows them to compete with my digital enemy; zamedliteli, and avatar will leave you behind, do not give up, and the model will be run side by side with you throughout the route. Users can even integrate your existing tracks Strava in your workouts, giving you access to thousands of other pre-defined routes.
In addition to Ghost there is also a Ghost Pacer Pacer Pro, a more advanced version of the headset, is able to provide customized daily training plans and compatible with some smart watches.
Weighing just 90 grams, the Ghost Pacer claims that is the lightest headset on the market, largely due to the fact that it focuses on the active outdoor. Abdur Rahman, an experienced runner and cross country and engineer from Princeton, played a significant role in the design of the headset, proposing valuable ideas from the point of view of the runner and the developer.
“My experience running cross country, in addition to the reason why we created this product helped us that we were able to develop a product that is designed specifically for running. As a runner on rough terrain, I realized that these glasses do not need to have millimeter accuracy for the animation of the avatar or Autonomous work during the day (which usually makes the more General points on the platform too cumbersome and confusing to use in the open air) to be super-efficient learning tool”.
“We claim to be the lightest ever created augmented reality headsets thanks to a thorough series of design solutions that balance the power equipment and the quality of the user experience. We are in a unique position because we focus on active rest, which allows us to simplify the overall hardware package in comparison with other headsets, such as the Microsoft HoloLens”.
At the time of this writing Ghost Pacer was almost $ 30,000 above its original goal of funding at $ 25,000, and by the end of the Kickstarter campaign still has 29 days. Those wishing to learn more can visit ghostpacer.com