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$28,347
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
110
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 31 2017 11:00 AM UTC +00:00

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RUAWALK @ 2017MWC on YouTube
RUAWALK @ 2017MWC on YouTube

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A Beautiful and Adorable Device (from DIGITAL TRENDS)
A Beautiful and Adorable Device (from DIGITAL TRENDS)
RUAWALK App (from DIGITAL TRENDS)
RUAWALK App (from DIGITAL TRENDS)

Walking at the right tempo can affect your mood, confidence, fitness and well-being.    

However, we all know walking isn’t exactly the most exciting activity in the world. Many people find it boring and monotonous. What if there was a way to change the way you walk the same way that music changes during a song?

Trying to walk at a specific tempo without something to guide us is incredibly tricky. We thought: How can we make this easier? Tapping your foot to music is easy, so, we found a new way to combine music and getting fit.

RUAWALK uses a scientifically developed algorithm to help you select the right music to set your walking pace and reach specific personal goals. If your cadence falls off beat from our custom music, our virtual coach will cheer you on and encourage you to speed up or slow down with real-time voice feedback. Step in time with the beat, earn points and get fit.      

RUAWALK is not a medical device, not for medical use and we don’t claim to cure any ailments, disease, handicaps or other health related issues. This is plainly an activity booster with the use of a mobile application 3D interface, RUAMUSIC, and voice coach. 


We know everyone has their own unique way of walking. That’s why we carefully designed seven different walking programs with three intensity levels for a range of fitness and wellbeing goals.    

Each program has been created with a unique goal in mind. A carefully selected playlist will guide you through a range of workouts like a brisk morning walk or a calm Sunday stroll.     

Here’s a taste of what you can expect from each program.    

1) I’m on a diet

2) Youth and Energy    

 3) Mood Booster    

4) Lifestyle Tune-up    

 5) Brain Walk (BPM free mode)    

How does this work? Here’s an example of our ‘I’m on a Diet program’. We vary the music as you move through the program to keep your feet moving to the right beat.    

  • Warm-up: 5 minutes. Gets your body temperature up and circulation pumping, so that you’ve got energy through the entire program.
  • Exercise Zone: 10 minutes. High-intensity exercise, tweaked to make sure that you don’t suffer from too much of the stress.
  • Interval Zone: 10 minutes. Now you’re really moving. Burn fat and get fit.
  • Cool Down: 5 minutes. Gradually slow down so that you get the maximum benefits from walking, while minimizing injury.
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After your workout, take a look at your detailed stats and points earned based on how well you kept up with the beat. You’ll double your points if you complete an entire program. Soon after launch, we’ll open the store where you can spend your points to buy more music.

Coming in at a tiny 12 grams, you won't even know you’re wearing the RUAWALK. The internal battery is charged by a universal micro-USB port and will keep you walking to the beat for 3-5 days per charge.    

Our virtual coach is equipped with 58 ‘pick me ups’ to keep you motivated as you gradually increase each program’s intensity. 28 ‘cadence guides’ will coach you through the different stages letting you know when you need to speed up or slow down.

The RUAWALK is seriously accurate. Compared to other app-based devices that undercount steps, or pedometers that over count, the RUAWALK delivers a high level of accuracy at high and low walking speeds.

   Internal App Test (walking program, RUAMUSIC & voice feedback)

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We all know about the benefits of running and other intense exercise in fitness and well-being. But did you know that walking shares many of the same benefits as running, with a lower risk of injury?  "It's time to RUAWALK!"   

Special notes about our rewards      

  • Nondirectional logo pattern is recommended. Because the alignment and printing of logo pattern onto the center of coveris difficult due to the limitations of sublimation transfer method.
  • If the requested logo cannot be printed, we will replace it with other logos or patterns.
  • If not provided, we will send logos at random.

Stretch Goals

You’ll get 1 RUAWALK, along with a bonus cover (interchangeable front cover) and a micro-USB cable for charging.       

Our Team  

Hyosill Yang worked for years as a registered nurse, nursing lecturer and medical researcher in Korea and the United States. She saw firsthand the problems that people had in their lives, caused by lack of exercise. Based on this, she began to study the effects on our bodies of walking at very specific speeds. In 2013, she began working on RUAWALK to help people live happier, healthier lives through walking. Hyosill works closely with a team of talented engineers, designers and several musicians to change the way people walk around the world.    

Hyosill worked for the Seoul National University Hospital as registered professional nurse and strategic planning research at the College of Medicine.

Dr. Woo Young Sim has researched and developed RUAWALK as well as other healthcare focused wearables. It is his hope is to create a new device to change how people see health and have a positive impact on their lives.    

After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2007, he worked for the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology and Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.

Professor, Health System Engineering Design Lab, Kyung Hee University    

Dr. Won Gu Lee is the brains behind RUAWALK’s advanced algorithm. He worked with several machine learning techniques like R statistics, support vector machine, and random forest algorithms to make RUAWALK the smartest walking coach you’ve ever had.

Dr. Lee worked for the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology and Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. as postdoctoral researcher (2007-2010) and for the Weizmann Institute of Science as Feinberg Foundation visiting faculty (2013-2014).

 

Our Journey for RUAWALK 


    

Meet RUAWALK

Before global launching of RUAWALK on Kickstarter, we went out into the public to gather consumer reaction (design & usability survey of prototypes). RUAWALK is nerver released on the market so far. 

 Our Roadmap     

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  • What does RUAWALK mean?   

RUA(RUACH: ר֫וּחַ) means breath, wind, Holy Sprit and life in Hebrew. We are taking strides to promote these ideas through healthier walking.

  • What does the app do with the walking data? Is my data secure?

We collect your age, weight and sex. We also encrypt everything and don’t share your information with anyone.

  • Is RUAWALK waterproof?

RUAWALK is not currently waterproof, because we applied micro-USB, which is more convenient to use without the need for dedicated cases. RUAWALK is designed for the most comfortable walking experience.

  • What operating systems do you support?

Android 5.0 and iPhone 5 or higher

  • Do I download or stream the RUAWALK Music?

Download the music to your phone for uninterrupted music while walking. Each program lasts about 30 minutes and the music downloads along with the walking program. An entire session is about 68MB. 

Risks and challenges

For the RUAWALK App, we started with a DDR concept. Dance while you walk. But then we wised up and realized that if people were watching their phones while walking, they’d probably run into stuff. That’s why we decided to go for audio cues that keep you on the right tempo, along with the music.

We’re also open to feedback when it comes to our custom music. It’s impossible to please everyone’s musical tastes, so this first set of tracks will help us create custom tracks that our community wants to hear. Delivery deadlines are also something that every Kickstarter has to think about. Although we have partnered with a Korean manufacturer that supplies Samsung and LG, there is still a possibility that we may not be able to ship on time. We are currently in the process of certifying our products with the FCC, CE and KC, covering the US, EU and Korea, respectively. Most countries will recognize one of these certifications, but if your country does not, please consider this before backing, so that your RUAWALK doesn't get stuck in customs.

In any case, we’ll do our best to communicate any issues to our Kickstarter community to keep them in the loop and resolve them as quickly as we can.

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    Fun Run Pack (RUAWALK x 50, 30+TRACKS)

    Thank you for your huge contribution! You will receive 50 RUAWALKs and 30+ TRACKS of RUAMUSIC. We’ll also print your own logo on all the devices.

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    Community Walk Pack (RUAWALKx100, 30+TR)

    Thank you for your mega contribution! Creative people and community can change the world.
    You will receive 100 RUAWALKs and 30+ TRACKS of RUAMUSIC. We’ll also print your own logo on all the devices.

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