Running with technology: where are we heading?

Mads Møller Jensen, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Running has become popular in recent years, and numerous runners utilize wearable technologies in order to improve their run training. This paper investigates the development and trends in technologies used for run training, and describes how these are changing from solely focusing on the performance (e.g. pace) to having an additional focus on the technique (e.g. foot strike type). Based on this investigation, we present a design space for run-training technologies. By plotting existing technologies onto the design space, we argue that there has been limited attention on how to utilize techniquerelated information in run-training interfaces. From that finding, this paper presents three questions to be addressed by designers of future run-training interfaces. We believe that addressing these questions will support creation of expedient interfaces that improve runners' technique and training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings, OzCHI conference 2014
EditorsToni Robertson, Kenton O'Hara, Greg Wadley, Lian Loke, Tuck Leong
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450306539
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2014 - University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20145 Dec 2014
Conference number: 26th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 2014
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  • Exertion interfaces
  • Interactive sports-training systems
  • Running
  • Running technologies
  • Sports

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