I am working on an idea and I want to ask the running community for feedback.
It's a mobile app. During setup, you enter an emergency contact into it. Then when you go running, you tell it that you are starting your run. If the app senses that you have stopped for longer then the preset amount of time (set by the user), say 1 or 2 minutes, it asks you if you are ok. If you do not respond, the app automatically sends a notification to your emergency contact. Letting them know that you were on a run, here is your location and that something happened and you need help. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
Hopefully you'll get a lot of other people to chime in here.. I think that it is a reasonable idea. Have you been able to obtain any data with regards to how many runners/cyclists/walkers/hikers, etc., have gotten into harms way and were not able to communicate? Also, what happens in poor cell signal areas, such as a trail run or if I'm way out in the country? If you'd like, you can respond to me via private message.
I'm interested in seeing what other runners think.
I agree, sounds like a great app. Definitly something I would consider using since I usually work out while no one is home and if something happened, it would be a few hours before anyone realized. Good luck!