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Read more The treadmill, which weighs more than 20 pounds, is powered by a USB port that plugs into the hub.
The unit uses solar energy to run the treadmill and power a small computer to help control it.
The software runs automatically, and it can be accessed through a web browser.
The device costs $3,995.
“We are trying to make it easier for people to be able to do the things they want to do, which is to get out of their houses, do the activities that they like, but to actually get out and do them,” said Bill Meehan, the company’s co-founder and CEO.
Meehan said he wanted to see the treadmill become a more mainstream product because the company was targeting younger customers.
He said the company wanted to make the product available in a way that would be easy for people who didn’t have a lot of money and who had no idea how to buy a treadmill.
“The big thing is the education that it provides, how to get your feet moving,” he said.
“What I mean by that is, it’s not about buying the most expensive treadmill, it is about getting your feet off the ground, your feet out of your house.”
A key to the company is that the device is completely self-contained.
“There is no power supply, it can do everything,” Meehans said.
“It’s a self-powered treadmill.”
Meehahans said the product could be used in classrooms to help kids who are struggling with reading, math and science.MEEHANS: We are trying a lot to take the technology and the design from other types of things and put it into something that is actually going to be useful for kids.”MEEAHANS: If we can make it available to kids that are in their first year of school and are struggling, we will get them excited about it.
Maehans says the company has raised $50 million to make this device.MCEYSON: This is an amazing idea, an innovative product that we’re very excited about, but it is also a lot more than that.
It is a real business opportunity for the company.
It is not clear how much the treadmill will cost, but Meegan said the first unit will be available for sale at retail for $3.99.