iSchool Capstone


Project tags:

mobile or web development

software development

Audience Choice Award
Project poster

Running can be a therapeutic activity, however, our interviews have shown that using a smartphone to change music or access metrics can be disruptive. To solve this we created Fidgt, a touch-enabled ring that allows runners to control their smartphone in an eyes-free manner. We enable runners to use discreet and simple interactions while on the move, without breaking their concentration or slowing down their run. Over the course of six months we have iterated on a series of hardware and software prototypes that demonstrate our solution. As we further refine the size and functionality of our product, we aim to continue testing our device to validate our design with more runners.

Project participants:

Kartik Rishi


Phill Pasqual


Katlyn Edwards


Kendall Morgan


Carlo Valentin