Teachers, parents, and volunteers have counted laps for years to earn money for special school projects. You probably remember your kids running around the track to earn money - you have probably counted laps yourself. Laps are traditionally recorded on popsicle sticks, t-shirt sleeves, paper cards, or other inventions. Some schools have disbanded these events because the work involved is just too much.
The inventors of the Lap Counting System are parents, too, and have witnessed way too many jog-a-thons with frustrated parents and teachers. They are professional road-race timers, and were able to combine their experience and frustration to create an easy-to-use system based on electronic chips, a laptop, and a printer.