New fitness training app with Artificial Intelligence can monitor your movements, provide feedback and give motivation just like a real personal trainer.
LONDON, UK; 28 April 2020 – Staying fit at home has become a priority for many people while confined in quarantine. While some people find exercising regularly at home a breeze, others crave the professional guidance of a personal trainer – and now accessing a personal trainer is as easy as turning on your smartphone.
AI Personal Trainer LTD has just launched the first version of an AI-enabled application called Artifit which turns your smartphone into a personal trainer that can monitor the accuracy and pace of your exercises, provide feedback and even motivation!
“Our aim is to make personal fitness training available for everyone, anywhere anytime thereby helping the world to be more active and healthy,” says Alexander Khludenev, CEO of AI Personal Trainer LTD, “We felt now was the ideal time to launch with so many people confined at home due to Covid-19 measures and struggling to stay fit. Without access to a personal trainer, home workouts can be less effective – often with a lack of individual programs, technique control, instructions or motivational assistance. Artifit uses computer vision and a neural network trained model to recognise your movements and identify any common mistakes in your exercises.”
Just like a real personal trainer, Artifit can instruct by voice and visual prompts on the smartphone screen providing guidance on how to improve and achieve your fitness goals quicker and more safely. It can count your repetitions, automatically set a stopwatch, control your resting time between sets, and encourage you to reach your targeted reps.
To start your session with Artifit, all you need to do is open the app and put your smartphone in front of you so that you see yourself on the front camera. The app will immediately start to interact with you by voice and visual prompts, letting you know what to do. Artifit doesn’t record and send your video to servers but operates locally, on your smartphone, with the help of the pre-trained neural network model.
“Together with fitness experts, our team have gathered a vast dataset of workout videos and trained a neural network to understand how exercises should look and to identify typical errors in movement. We plan to develop further models and to increase the accuracy of the measurements, including more points of the human body to control,” Alexander says.
Once your Artifit workout is complete, the app provides you with a score evaluating how well you performed the exercises and a report of any errors. You can then analyse information and try to improve in your next session. This content can also be sent to a real- life personal trainer for review or can be shared with your friends on social networks.
The Artifit fitness programme currently includes a range of squat exercises, but AI Personal Trainer Ltd is working to deliver more workouts including planks, lunges and push-ups within the month, with the goal of developing a range of bodyweight exercises ideal for home workout use.
In time, AI Personal Trainer plans to offer a personalized AI-enabled workout program developed based on your targets, personal characteristics and results of an in-built camera-based fitness test.
Download the app here