Monday, February 27, 2017

Pokemon then (Pikachu) & Now (Pokemon GO)

This is what Pokemon looked like as an exergame many years ago



and this is what Pokemon Go looks like in 2016-2017 it looks like now thanks to Niantic. I actually liked Ingress a lot and you can really see the similarities between them.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokémon_Pikachu

CES 2017 - Health, Fitness & Wellness Technology - RunIQ (part 7)

In covering CES 2017, the amount of booths and technology to cover was overwhelming but so much fun at the same time. In this post, you can see the RunIQ system from New Balance and Intel team. This time the video is from the treadmill demo and once again you can see the real-time stats display.





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Friday, February 24, 2017

CES 2017 - Health, Fitness & Wellness Technology - Kuai, UA, AiQ (part 6)

CES 2017

UnderArmour had a great panel in the middle of their booth with Natasha Hastings (sprinter) and Mikaela Mayer (boxer)

  • U.S. National Team Boxer Mikaela Mayer will share her journey to peak performance. January 7th at 2PM PST
  • World Champion Sprinter Natasha Hastings will present on the pivotal role that recovery plays in her training. January 7th at 2PM PST




Smart earbud manufacturer Huai had a display for their successful Indiegogo project which looks to be the best fitting pair of sports earbuds/headphones for the active athlete.


 AiQ Smart Clothing also had a big display featuring their smartfabric meshed with high quality stainless steel fiber. They position themselves "...where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it’s in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality."



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

CES 2017 - Health, Fitness & Wellness Technology - PIQ (part 5)

CES 2017 in Las Vegas was an amazing experience and a test of wills. From being patient for shuttles, waiting in Vegas traffic, dodging convention goers and people recording (Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, etc...)

Technology embedded within sporting equipment has been on the rise and PIQ had some need applications with Everlast and Babolat.

With a hand sensor ($99) and and a new boxing AI app to help analyze and interpret your boxing skills and training sessions.

#PIQ has its sensors in other sporting equipment including tennis racquets, golf, kite surfing, and skiing.

 Let's hit the bags!











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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CES 2017 - Health, Fitness & Wellness Technology - Intel & New Balance RunIQ (part 4)

I spent a good amount of time at the Intel & New Balance booth at CES 2017 looking over their
collaboration in producing the RunIQ system for both the bike and runner. They had parallel demos going on and had a great transparent display to show real-time stats of heart-rate, RPM, power, cadence, distance, and time.

Now this was by no means the only fitness tracker on display at CES but this was probably the best explained and demonstrated that I saw.  Check out the video I captured to see the real-time data displayed.

We had this discussion in class about the utility of such devices, however some still don' t think that technology will replace humans. They will assimilate!









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