On Thursday, Thomas Panek, who is blind, ran a 5K in New York City‘s Central Park as part of the NYRR‘s Run for Thanks virtual race. Panek ran all on his own. No guide dog, no partner, just him and his phone, using a new app that kept him on course throughout the entire run. Working with Google Research, Panek helped create this app, which uses his phone’s camera to monitor the route in front of him, alerting him whenever it’s time to turn. The app is not yet available to the public, but the team from what Google calls Project Guideline has said they hope to release it soon.