Synchronized exercise module for correctly strengthening the human body.
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Marco AgudeloOct 09, 2022
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Considering the hard problem that could be exercise and even more complicated to achieve expected goals, imagine if it could be wear sort of measuring elastic bands engineered distribute on the body in a way that can be track the synchronized movements on the body as a whole and calculate the efficiency of the work done, such than the user can improve through its own feedback the posture, effort, breathing, etc.
The continuing growing demands for smart outfits in many fields, is taking fashion and the wearing industry further on material, comfort and usability. People that approach exercise face a huge difficulty in doing it right, so they commonly quit in the first weeks or months of practicing, just feeling pain on articulations, muscles, etc and not having a clear feedback of what they are doing. Some people could hire professional aid, personal trainers, but this product would be for the immense majority which train alone or in small groups (mostly always with the same level of knowledge on physical education, exercising, stretching and general maintenance of the human body as a whole). A complementary outfit that sends information to a cloud platform of the synchronized work done during exercising, such that the user can access value insight to its improvement.
Also it has been proven that exercise in a correct manner enhances health and this type of registering the work done during exercise can be used as proof for further business models in healthcare .
How it works
Imagine a NxM matrix information of an engineered net of points of the human body. Using something similar to elastic bands, with a low power bluetooth connection to phones can be registered the inertial information of each point of the desired model and send it to the platform for computational synthesis then forwarded to the user in a clean insight board, the selected topics like for example breathing, likeness to movements, moment of force, etc, or the required data that give value to the user in a way that continue perfectioning the exercise they are doing.
Because each elastic band will be recording and sending data, the design should consider multiplexing packages in order to only use as possible one bluetooth channel, so the user may continue using the phone through listening to music or other activities that require bluetooth devices. Also the system should be able to trace and learn enabled elastic bands, so the product may start with an initial package for example arms, forearms, thigh and calf, but can be extended to forehead, shoulders, ankles, and further needs creative contributions may find useful.
Breathing will be a complex measure, since you may inhale expanding the chest or body core, or even breath with few or no movement at all, just lungs tight expansion. So I would recommend that measuring breathing should be considered independently and it is appreciated any contributions that may come up on this subject.
Would you estimate the usability of this product and the impact it has on reducing quitting exercise because of lack of knowledge, and if it can be used as serious information for tracking performance on body maintenance.
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Advantages and comparison with the existing technologies and a suggestion
J. NikolaOct 10, 2022
It's a great topic and an active field of innovation. We had a similar idea  before where you can find interesting comments and technologies. Since I am sure I would actively use it, I have one concern.
Would the module actively give you real-time advice once it "understands" the way you perform exercises or you would have to check the advice later in the app? Because there are some great apps powered by strong AIs that do the same thing, but with no equipment and with very user-friendly interfaces.
I have also one suggestion.
Would you be able to use it for therapeutic purposes? Quality therapies are often expensive, especially if you need them "right now". One could use this to track the progress of their tendons, bones or muscle recovery - which would be a new thing! In that context, however, you need healthcare professionals actively working on this.