Silicon Valley company helps athletes train for Olympic games with technology
POSTED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 6:47pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Olympic hopeful Michael Coe is suiting up for a high tech training run.
And who needs the hard unforgiving track when you can run in the Alter-G?
The Alter-G is Silicon Valley's anti-gravity treadmill, literally supported by air.
"It feels like I'm running on the moon," said Michael Coe.
"We use air pressure to alter their perception of body weight while they're walking or running," said Steve Basta, Alter-G CEO.
This training run will be without the pressure or impact of a normal run.
No matter what your speed, Alter-G will make it easier on you and you don't have to be a super athlete, either.
"Someone who can't walk because of a stroke, they can train and practice healing, and they eventually feel stronger," said Basta.
Alter-G machines will be both in therapy centers andd training rooms, fighting gravity to help you train.