Computer Vision in the fitness industry completely redefines what we consider as personal training. With the current pandemic situation, most of the gyms are closed and people are looking for other means of staying fit. The most feasible solution is home training via Fitness Applications. Also, membership for good gyms are pretty expensive. Modern Fitness applications have a lot of features and content at the comfort of our home providing lot more convenience to the users than going to a gym. The major selling point was always the personal attention given to the members in the actual gym. A personal trainer can correct your posture, talk to you, motivate you and customize the workouts according to your fitness levels.
With the help of Machine Learning & Computer Vision, this personal guidance can be provided to the users. The computer will monitor a person’s workout to make sure all of their postures and angles are correct. From Yoga to HIIT or Weight Lifting, the system will guide you along the way. This goes beyond the scope of regular training and becomes a personal assistant that motivates you to practice constantly.
This experience can be further enhanced by adding a simple depth sensing camera like Kinect. This camera tracks the user’s form and employs dots to plot the user’s movements, locating their muscles and joints to ensure each lift, squat, and slide is done properly. Existing fitness applications who already have a good customer base could just integrate this AI part to their training routines. Companies could bring in brand ambassadors as models for these personal training experiences. Customers would be blown away if a known celebrity could actually give them real-time workout feedbacks and be their personal trainer through their mobile application.