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System and method to identify obstacles in the predicted path

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246219D
Publication Date: 2016-May-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method that provides feedback to runners regarding potential hazards on the upcoming trail.

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System and method to identify obstacles in the predicted path

Due to poor eyesight, poor weather conditions, poor road conditions, or a combination of any of these, a person who is running might not be able to see obstacles in the path. This problem can be extended to equestrians, cyclists, hikers, kayakers, cross-country skiers, etc. For times when weather or vision is a problem, a system is needed to provide a type of aide, such as an obstacle outline, to help a person avoid potentially hazardous or injurious obstacles on the trail.

    The novel contribution is a system and method that provides feedback to runners regarding potential hazards on the upcoming trail. The system shows outlines of objects in the runner's way, at a distance that enables the person to make choices for avoiding the obstacle. The outlines can change color, pulse, etc., as a runner gets closer.

    The system allows for integration with the local weather information in order to track any significant weather changes that might compromise a runner's path. The system can indicate that terrain will change in x minutes due to an imminent heavy rain (e.g., "Dirt path will become slippery in x minutes on current path at the current pace. You will need to significantly slow your pace through this area or change course"). The system can offer new course options, etc.

Input Methods


· Mobile application to help identify, track geographic location, speed, and time
· Optical head-mounted display; i.e., Go...