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!









Monday, February 20, 2017

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) - Mini-Doc

This is the arcade game that got me interested in the world of technology and fitness, so when I saw this video on Arcade Heroes, I had to put it up here as well.

One sentence stood out to me was "DDR saved the arcade industry in Japan." I wonder what facts led the filmmaker to that conclusion and how many others also believe this?

I agree with the face that DDR is extremely social in nature, but it can also be intimidating to people who are apprehensive about "performing" in front of others....which is why it is important to have good coaches/teachers to guide them through the learning and improvements stages.




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Sunday, February 19, 2017

CES 2017 - Health, Fitness & Wellness Technology - Sensoria (part 3)

On my 2nd day of CES 2017, I got a chance to spend some time at the Sensoria booth with an eye on all of their products and their upcoming "pod" which will require a new "2 prong" attachment, which coincidentally the previous version of the snap-in attachment was universally accepted with other sensors (Polar, Suunto, etc...). 
The big hit was the Sensoria Sock 2.0 and Smart Shoe and I also got a chance to hold the newer "peanut" sensor which is incredibly lighter, more versatile, and easier to attach to various body parts. Many people wonder if having all this technology and information will actually improve performance and maybe even require less human coaching. Essentially will technology replace humans?





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