My name is James and I'm a Materials student at the university of Oxford. I like my course, however I love running more. As a 100 m and 200 m sprinter my goal is always to run faster and my coach is ever the accurate time keeper. However, I found that I could not accurately time myself if my coach or someone else was not around to time me; I've tried apps but for such short disatnces, the errors on the apps are too large. So what I want to do, to help myself and other athletes, is build a smart chestband that tracks the distance of athletes (specifically sprinters) covered with millisecond accuracy using an accelerometer coupled to a very very fast crystal oscillator.
I have engineers and possible manufacturers but would need £1500 to get things going. I have raised £500 on my own so far. Any excess donations received will be given to the highest donors or their charities. No amount is too little and many thanks in advance.