Dole Japan has been sponsoring the Tokyo Marathon, a world class event featuring the cream of the crop as well as regular entrants, since 2008. The company has developed a "wearable banana" for this year's race on Feb 22.
About 30,000 people will participate, and two runners will wear the edible device.
The "wearable banana" is no ordinary banana. It is the world's first edible wearable device and is the runner's ideal partner to finish the race. The device monitors race time, heart rate, shows Twitter messages urging runners on, and guides the runner on the best places to consume bananas at the 4 check points (22 km, 27 km, 32 km, and 38 km). The wearable banana can also be eaten once the race is finished.© Japan Today