Sunday, July 06, 2014
Exer-Ears are my solution letting runner’s run to their favorite music and paying attention to their surroundings…dogs, cars, weirdos, etc. I need your help to bring them to life.
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People always say that good inventions come from solving a problem. Well, this idea of course came to me as I was running along a busy street with one headphone out of my ear like I always do so I can hear the cars coming and pay attention to my environment. I think that this realization of paying attention has come from becoming a police officer's wife and how even if we are sitting at a restaurant, he positions himself where he can see who is coming in and out of the establishment.
I have submitted my invention to Quirky.com which is an invention website for normal folks like us. We have ideas but don't have the financial means or knowledge to bring them to life. I didn't even know this site existed until last Sunday’s CBS Sunday Morning. The segment ended and my husband looked at me knowing this was the opportunity I had been praying for. I perfected my written submission and sketched up my idea. I am no artist but I did the best I could. Quirky approved it last night and it is now live on their site.
Quirky uses its community members to vote on ideas. The ideas with the most interest move on into the next stage of development. Join Quirky (for free) and vote for my idea, if you like it or course If the idea is manufactured, the inventor gets paid as do community members who "influence" the idea.
I know there are running purists who choose to run without music so I may not get their vote, but after doing 5 half marathons and 2 full marathons that there are PLENTY of runners who do run with music. They have their iPhone strapped to their arm and their headphones on before approaching the start line.
So I have taken this leap of faith, and we shall see where it goes. It may not get very far, but it’s worth a shot. Please, please, please, if you like my idea, go and vote for it. It won't happen without your help.