Auditory training watch for runners
Synchronize music beat and step frequency
Ritmo proactively integrates music into the runners’ training. Through auditory feedback and music tempo adaptation it supports and stimulates the athletes’ workout.
Ritmo is a thoroughly developed concept of a music player for runners, that synchronizes the beat of the music and step frequency. The IGD Rostock had developed music-modulation software, that allows modification of the music’s tempo (within certain limits) without changing the pitch of the tone. I developed my own research methods to come up with essential behaviors of the software, such as the exact way in which the transitions would be modulated, as either the music would match the timing of the steps or vise versa. Besides interface design, informatics and creative research methods, theories of training and running played an important role.
Client: Fraunhofer IGD Rostock