IKAN RECOIL with iPhone to run the Tokyo Marathon

Here’s something to get you curious. Look at this guy:

i gotta give this guy credit.If, by chance, you don’t know what your first question is, let me give you some more to chew on:

This man’s name is Joseph Tame, and he will be running the Tokyo Marathon from February 24-26th this year. What’s that on him you ask? Those are his four (4) live-streaming iPhones (of which look like the 3GS and 4)  custom-mounted to his two (2) RECOILs (he actually owns them!). What’s better: “The colorful tubes and funny helmet are just for fun. He’s quite a character, originally from the UK.”

They’ll be streaming via Ustream come the beginning of the marathon, so keep your eyes peeled–once we have or know the URL we’ll be sharing it for you here, too. Technically, if you could get some of those GPS’ MAC addresses, you could pinpoint and triangulate his acceleration throughout the entire marathon pretty easily, via methods like this and this . Who knows, they already may be doing just that. The next step is to have one of the iphones double to display health status updates.

I need that helmet.Improved with GPS tracking.

Props to you and your team, sir. I love the creative use for these RECOIL rigs, indeed, and the fun attitude portrayed. Our wills go out to you and we wish you the best of luck in the marathon!

We’ll be checking with these guys soon to see if there are any additions or improvements in the coming weeks. Definitely.


~ by Ryan Aivalis on January 26, 2011.

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