Technologies

Virtual Fitness Coach for Squats


Abstract/Technology Overview

Reinforcing the core muscle by squat training is the core of various sports. In the past, squat training requires a fitness coach based on the state of training for each individual to make appropriate recommendations. This system utilized a Microsoft Kinect camera and our Bluetooth insoles for analysis of real-time skeleton movement, the center of gravity and sports physiological data of users. It also combined with virtual reality sports gyms and virtual fitness coaches to show the way of movement suggestions on exercise for posture correction. It corrects the user's athletic posture to enhance the movement efficiency, and thus achieving national health campaign objectives.


Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

This system utilizes a Microsoft Kinect camera and our Bluetooth insoles for analysis of real-time skeletal movement, the center of gravity and sports physiological data of users. The system is also combined with virtual reality sports gyms and virtual fitness coaches to suggest exercise movements for workout posture correction. The system corrects the user's athletic posture to enhance the movement effectiveness, thus achieving national health campaign objectives.


Potential Applications

Intelligent motion combined with sports and fitness design requirements and clinical application advisory.


Customer Benefit

This virtual fitness coaches system of squat not only sustains or improves the health of bodily functions, but also helps slow down the fast pace of life, thereby fostering physical and mental health.

OVERVIEW
Contact Person

Lin (Brandon) Hsieh

Organisation

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Technology Category
  • Telehealth, Medical Software & Imaging
  • Healthcare ICT
  • Interactive Digital Media & Multimedia
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 7