How One Blind Marathon Runner is Using Technology to Run Solo

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Picture of Simon Wheatcroft holding a water bottle while running on a fall day.

Of the 27,487 runners in the 2016 Boston Marathon, 39 were visually impaired.  Simon Wheatcroft shares his personal story as a blind runner and his experiences using Google Glass as a tool to help him run independently.  Simon is working with IBM to develop a running app to enable blind runners to run safely and independently.  Simon piloted a version of the app at the Boston Marathon and plans to use the app again in a seven-day desert run in the Namibia at the end of this month.  He is also interested in Google's Project Tango, technology that will give mobile devices spatial vision.

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