Legally blind athlete to run in Boston Marathon using new technology
BOSTON (KTVU) - A legally blind athlete will use new technology to run in the Boston Marathon on Monday.
The technology will work when Eric Manser wears a pair of Google Glass that has a camera mounted on the frame.
Because the camera is connected to an app on the Manser's phone, it can connect to someone anywhere in the United States who is able to see everything from his point of view and can guide his as he runs
Manser says, "I can trigger this app on my phone which then puts me in touch with a remote agent that can say the layout. I'm nervous, I'm anxious, I'm excited. I'm really eager to see how it turns out.
The app works beyond the Boston Marathon- as long as someone can see Manser's point of view from his glasses-camera, he can be guided anywhere in the United States.