Athletes and swimmers that take to open water and find it difficult to swim straight may be interested in a new gadget called the OnCourse Goggles. That have been created to help triathletes and swimmers keep a straight line and reduce “zigzag”.
The OnCourse Goggles uses LED lights to help keep swimmings on a straight course and more can be learned in the video below.
The OnCourse Goggles project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $60,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. The designers and developers of the swimming gadget explain more about how they new OnCourse Goggles function.
It starts with a button click. The user presses the soft goggle skin near the temple to store a heading. The goggles then provide feedback in the form of colored LEDs to keep the swimmer on a straight line of navigation. The electronics detect lateral forces from currents of water or wind.
The goggle simulation below is depicted above the water for reference and clarity, else the video would not be very appealing with a camera pointed at the bottom of the lake. This allows you to see how the prototypes work, as seen though a pair of goggles.
So if you think the OnCourse Goggles is something your open water swimming could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help OnCourse become a reality.