Sency Uses its Tech to Combine AI and Computer Vision for Fitness Purposes
Bringing about an improvement in one’s well-being seems like a straightforward task. There are numerous videos online that highlight exercise routines, ways to work on body posture, rehabilitation therapies, as well as stretching to get a more flexible figure. While they are all present on the internet, searching for them can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Thus, people use fitness apps or go to the doctor’s office. Sometimes, they even seek out personal trainers. However, Sency eliminates the need for all these avenues and combines them in its own app. As a result, people can get all of the above simply by downloading a single app on their phones.
Sency is a startup in the State of Israel that leverages computer vision, mobile technologies, and AI to focus on ways that humans can use to improve their body conditions. The co-founder and CEO of the company, Gal Rotman further added that the company believes in helping people reach their fitness goals and maintain a healthy body. The firm, which is based in the city of Tel-Aviv, provides methods that can help the user work on their activity levels, balance, physical health, and well-being. The way the company is able to do that is by getting to know the person using the app. Therefore, it tracks and charts a user’s movements in real-time. A smartphone camera is used to track movements.
Rotman went on to talk about how people today strive to work on their physical condition. But in his words, this is only a single use case and there are other people out there as well who want to recover from injuries and improve their physical conditions. He highlighted how expensive it can be for a person to go to a doctor or pursue a personal trainer fitness solution or opt for an online video solution. Thus, what the company does is combine both these solutions and brings personal care to people. The CEO expressed gratitude towards the technology his company provides, which enables it to interact with users in real-time and help them bring a change in themselves.
This is done through feedback, which makes personal treatment engaging and interactive, despite the person exercising alone at home or in office. Rotman went on to explain that Sency utilizes real-time motion analysis technology to form the See, Know, Guide (SKG) approach. Once the user starts with the first few exercises on Sency, such as raising their hands, bending their knees, or touching their toes, their body is analyzed for further training.
Consequently, all this information collected is then processed through a smartphone but is not uploaded to the cloud. Thus, the result is immediate, fast, without any worry of privacy being invaded. Rotman explained that the company uses its technology to convert 2D image of the phone to a 3D one. He added that the app makes a full body assessment of the user and provides them with an overall score. Consequently, the score is compared with thousands of hours of collected data.