La Cañada Flintridge, California

Runovation is a fitness application that integrates music with a user’s workout. Our software analyzes a playlist of songs, identifying qualities of speed and intensity, and creates interval workouts for exercise equipment. For example, a treadmill would speed up or slow down as the songs sped up and slowed down. Or, the resistance on a stationary bike would increase as the intensity of the song increased. Using musical trends to guide a user’s workout has been shown to increase the effectiveness of that workout.

Runovation is a phone application that will connect to a treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike by chord or wirelessly. Users can then select premade workout playlists or choose their own songs to guide their workout. Our software analyzes the qualities of the songs (BPM and “Energy”) to construct an interval workout. The user then selects the range of speed, difficulty or resistance – after that Runovation does the rest, guiding the user through their workout.

After a particularly productive workout, a user can then send their workout to a friend – literally transferring the workout itself – by sending the combination of songs along.