Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Skynet Tweets Your Workout

Can your tweets from your weights support you in your personal fitness plan?  This prototype from a UK student has two modes, online and offline in case your student needs work on their form.

Tweet_Fit. from Fraser Spowart on Vimeo.

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My product is designed to encourage people to exercise at home. Its universal design allows it to be easily attached to any dumbbell.
The device has two main functions, an offline and online mode. The offline mode has been designed to guide the user through the perfect bicep curl. Once this is mastered the online mode can be activated.
To activate the online mode you simply pick up the dumbbell with the device attached, doing this will send a message to your twitter feed indicating you have began to exercise. You will be notified that the message has been sent by green lights flashing. Once you have finished your exercise and put the dumbbell down again another tweet will be sent indicating the end of your exercise. Red lights will flash to indicate a second tweet has been sent.
This product could be used effectively by fitness instructors to keep an eye on their clients when they are at home and could also be used as a fun competition between friends on twitter.

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