Data vs. Running While Blind
Kevin Yoo and Simon Wheatcroft gets personal talking about the adventure of making history - “Running the New York City Marathon is a major accomplishment for anyone. Now imagine doing it without being able to see.”
Beyond the Finish Line – How Technology Helped a Blind Athlete Run Free at the New York Marathon
It’s a literal road to nowhere. Stretching out from a roundabout outside the Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, a small village in Northern England, it’s a wholly unremarkable stretch of slowly cracking pavement, bushes, and weeds, an idle strip of asphalt near long-term parking and a bland business park.
Blind Runner’s Wearable Technology Gets Off to Complicated Start
As Simon Wheatcroft walked onto the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to start the New York City Marathon, he could sense other runners moving around him but could see them only as one smudged shape.
Keith Kirkland, Accessories Design ’10, Created a Vibrating Wristband that Guides the Blind
On November 5, a blind man named Simon Wheatcroft will run the New York City Marathon without a guide. He will be aided in this feat by the WAYBAND™, a wearable navigation device that uses haptic feedback—touch—to communicate directions to the blind and visually impaired.
Futureworks Incubator Launches with 32 Market Validation Startups
On Wednesday, May 17, we launched NYCEDC’s Futureworks Incubator with a kickoff event at A/D/O in Greenpoint. The Incubator champions and supports the growth of hardware startups across NYC and builds on the success of the New York’s Next Top Makers program.
Urban-X’s Investors Showcase Features High-tech Face Masks, Navigation for the Blind...
The Urban-X buyers showcase is a closed-door occasion that reveals off eight completely different incubated startups to potential buyers and press.
Meet the Latest Cohort of Urban-X Startups
They're out to improve city living. Among the highlights: a trash can that makes a game out of throwing away garbage and a vibrating version of Google Maps for the blind.
Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire
The world around us is too beautiful to overlook – it’s time to free our eyes from screen based devices and focus on what’s truly important. Look up and see what you’ve been missing.