As explained above, my idea is to have parks install a system that I’m calling “Pace Yourself!” This system will consist of a series of small cylindrical lights that would be spaced 30 ft. or so apart from each other and will help to keep the pace of local bikers and runners. People planning on using the system will be able to program their preferred pace (min/mile) on either a kiosk, or app and will be able to choose the color of their pacer.
After pressing go the lights on the trail will flash at the designated pace so that the runner/biker will have a visual motivator to keep up with. The lights will be solar powered and will communicate with each other by using Bluetooth technology. The separate colors serve as a way for runners/bikers to distinguish their pacer from those they may pass (although the lights will likely be moving along the trail at different speeds if one runner/biker is passing another). This was an idea of mine that I, as well as the rest of my group, then further developed in a MIDE class called Design Realization.