ECE 4760: Final Project

ColdRunner - A Temperature Feedback Running Band

Casey Mak(

Ian Purnell (

"A running band with haptic temperature feedback to control your run."

For our ECE 4760 final project, we designed and built a running band that provides feedback to users with temperature and vibration.

This provides an unique way to monitor running habits with temperature feedback. The running band attaches to a user's upper arm and counts the number of steps the user takes. It then determines whether or not the user is moving at a desired cadence. The band produces a cold sensation when the user is not moving fast enough. The band vibrates if the user continues to be slow.

The band runs from an Atmel ATmega1284P microcontroller, a Peltier Plate, vibration motor, and various control circuits. Users operate a switch to determine if they want the band to operate in running or walking mode.

Our final project.

ColdRunner in operation.