The New York-based company Weartrons has come up with a unique solution for those who wish to carry on with their reading on a tablet device even when conditions are least conducive for them to do so, such as while running on a treadmill.
A small, clip-on device appropriately named Run-n-Read is designed to track movements of the head and eye. The corresponding software, which is compatible with an e-reading software, will make the texts of the book move in perfect synchronization with your head. This will make the text look stationary. The user will just have to tap anywhere on the display once they have reached the end of the page to carry on with their reading while two taps will load the previous page.
“Run-n-Read is providing an elegant solution for a problem that many people can easily relate to and have assumed that there is no fix for it,” said Praveen Elak Co-Founder, Weartrons. “We are launching on Dragon Innovation’s platform as we believe that their deep experience and practical knowledge in volume manufacturing of electronic products will help us recognize and address – all of the second-, third-, and fourth- order problems. Those are the things you can’t learn elsewhere unless you try and fail, something we cannot afford.”
The device is compatible with both iOS and Android and can be had for $55, though the first fifty buyers will be offered an introductory price of $40. Shipping starts around January. Also, while its makers are keen to promote the device as a suitable reading aid for use in a gym environment, the same can also be useful for those who need to travel a lot on bumpy roads. With the Read-n-Run clipped on to the users collars, there’s no stopping them to continue with their reading.