Jogging over a distance: supporting a "jogging together" experience although being apart

Florian Mueller, Shannon O'Brien, Alex Thorogood

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Jogging is a healthy activity and many people enjoy jogging with others for social and motivational reasons. However, jogging partners might not always live in the same location, and it may be difficult to find a local jogger who runs at the same pace, we found through a survey "Jogging over a Distance" allows geographically distant joggers to socialize and motivate one another by using spatialized audio to convey presence and pace cues, similar to the experience of running side by side. We hope our approach encourages active and prospective joggers to jog longer and more often, while simultaneously supporting friendships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1595936424, 9781595936424
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 28 Apr 20073 May 2007
Conference number: 25th

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007
Abbreviated titleCHI 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose


  • Active
  • Exertion interface
  • Exhausting
  • Jogging
  • Mobile phones
  • Physical
  • Running
  • Social interaction
  • Social support
  • Sports

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