The V.relay Encourages Virtual Athletic Teamwork

 - Aug 10, 2011
References: designblizzard & designbuzz
Many people find increased motivation to exercise when it's undertaken with a workout buddy, but if the logistics of going for a neighborhood jog keep you and your friend apart, the V.relay gives you the cyber experience of running split intervals.

You will end up going for a jog alone, but this electronic baton will beep, signaling to your scattered team members when each should begin sprinting as the previous athlete has completed his course. The gadget keeps track of every racer's heart rate, speed, distance and location, syncing and uploading all data onto the Internet so that it's available for the individual's and the team's reference. The V.relay by Steve Sangik Lee fosters that contemporary community spirit at a distance.