Major Nathan Carlson is an advocate of natural free running in the story Beyond the Pale. He utilizes a software application which allows him to make off the cuff jump calculations which display options on a 3D visual console overlay direct on to his contact lens. He fully utilizes the advantages from his bionic implants in his prosthetic limbs.
Free running originated as an urban sport in Paris in the 90s. It requires body strength, fitness, balance, and technique. The urban sport is now known as Parkour which utilizes any type of building or construction. Free running in a natural environment has a growing base and is often combined with ‘free climbing’ or ‘bouldering’ without the use of ropes or any aids.
The video below demonstrates some of the fantastic techniques and skills required in parkour.