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This Running Device Cheers Athletes on to Keep Their Spirits Up

 - Feb 9, 2017
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Running a marathon can be somewhat lonely at certain parts where there aren't spectators to cheer, so this running device is a baton that's intended to help provide encouragement. Developed by scientists at the Lancaster University in Britain, the baton allows people who are situated away from the runner to send digital cheers. When received, users of the baton will experience a vibrational sensation along with audible cheers that are played via the device.

The baton running device was tested by the Running Club at the Lancaster University in order to see if the piece of equipment would indeed provide encouragement. This was found to be true with runners feeling less lonely during parts of a course where spectators were absent.