Tech Companies Introduce 3D and Artificial Intelligence-Powered Fitness Trackers


 

Side view of running womanNaked Labs recently unveiled the world’s first 3D fitness tracker. The device scans your body, analyzing your weight and the outline of your body as you stand on a scale in front of a mirror. It uses this information to calculate your body fat percentage.

This sophisticated machine is equipped with an Intel processor, Wi-Fi, a mobile app, and scanning technology similar to the body-sensing technology Microsoft’s Kinect uses for video games.

CEO and co-founder of Naked Labs, Farhad Farahbakhshian, told VentureBeat in an interview that he wanted to create something that would inspire gym-goers. He explained that many people become discouraged after working out for several weeks without seeing tangible results of weight loss. What they don’t realize, he said, is that their bodies are, in fact, changing despite a lack of visible evidence.

Naked Lab’s new fitness tracker allows people to track even the smallest changes in their bodies. With this new technology people will be able to actually see where they are losing fat and gaining muscle.

“We track how your body changes over time,” said Farahbakhshian. “And your body changes far quicker than you see in a scale or a mirror.”

As more and more fitness enthusiasts seek insights about themselves through analytics, software developers are producing all kinds of high-tech health and exercise tracking apps and devices. Software developers specialize in creating applications like web functionality tools, video games, operating systems, business productivity software, and more.

Another advancement in fitness technology will soon come to the market in the form of an artificial intelligence-powered fitness trainer called Vi. Wearable technology company LifeBEAM recently announced that its new product will be housed inside smart headphones, offering real-time coaching to the user.

“By improving a person’s awareness of their own behaviors, environment and real-time physiology, Vi provides an inspiring and truly smarter workout experience,” said Omri Yoffe, CEO and co-founder of LifeBEAM. “Each day, Vi tracks you, gets smarter and coaches you to real results. Vi will help you meet your weight loss goals or improve your run. Plus, enjoy your favorite music and talk on the phone without ever touching a single button.”

Vi is scheduled to be released to the public in December 2016.

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