London Marathon: Improve your training with the IoT

Written by Jen Clark and Rich Howarth | April 12, 2017 | Sport and fitness

To many, the arrival of April means better weather, Easter and perhaps a half-hearted attempt at the couch-to-5k app. To serious runners up and down the UK, however, it means the London Marathon is upon us at last. So this is one for you runners, you brave and wondrous folk. We asked IBM-er Rich Howarth, more

Change one thing: The IoT meets New Year’s resolutions. Part 2: Regular exercise

Written by Jen Clark | January 3, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to part two of our series on New Year’s resolutions. Today, we tackle setting up a regular exercise regime, with a little help from the IoT. The goal: I want to exercise regularly Awesome. Good for you. My advice (not that I’m an expert), is to start small. A little goes a long way, more

Revolutionary eAscot app guides blind marathon runners

Written by Jen Clark | September 8, 2016 | Sport and fitness

IBM’s Bluemix Garage has designed an app to guide blind marathon runners using audio cues when they veer too far off course. The development makes a welcome addition to other technical aids for blind elite athletes ahead of this year’s Paralympics, such as ‘Blind Cap’, a swim cap that vibrates when it is time for more