July 13, 2011 Leave a comment
Everybody loves playing outside. Figurerunning is a new sport that encourages you to get creative, go outside and discover new places while running and getting fit. The competition is not about your running speed or distance, it’s all about drawing. Become a master the art of Figurerunning. Do it when and wherever you want and be sure to share your art with your friends. The world is our canvas and you are the pencil!
In 2009 I have invented FigureRunning by experimenting with technology while exercising. It was so much fun that in 2010 me and my 2 current partners, Leonieke Verhoog en Jan Kroon, decided to make an actual sport out of it.
This project has taken us on a journey of designing, developing and promoting a new sport that motivates people to work out in a new way, by using affordable sensorbased technology. We are in the proces of building a worldwide community and developing a running app that is not focused on running speed or duration but it is based on game principles & mechanics.
So far we have had a very exciting ride receiving great pieces of running art from people around the world, being featured in a broad spectrum of media and getting motivating endorsements from initiatives like PSFK and Quantified Self Labs.