Simon Wheatcroft is a 35 year old ultra-marathon runner but he’s not your usual marathon runner… Wheatcrof is blind! He lost his eyesight from an degenerative eye disease that he was diagnosed with as a teenager.
Now, with the help of IBM, a new device has been developed to help blind runner’s stay on path without a “pilot” running with them. The device uses vibrations to guide runners. Wheatcrof is set to run a marathon in New York city on November 5th, using the device for the first time! It’s Today’s “Good Feeling Story of the Day!
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