Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

A new feature has been launched by Amazon for its Halo fitness tracker, turning it into a virtual personal trainer. The way the basic physical motion is performed is being analyzed by Movement Health and suggesting ways to improve AI is used. The purpose is to help build functional strength so that one doesn’t through back out or, while performing everyday tasks, get neck pain.

1st the Amazon Halo phone app leads one through a series of basic movements, and its computer vision and machine learning technologies check for instabilities in one’s stability, mobility, and posture. Upon completing the assessment, specific detail is given about all of these areas, plus an overall score out of 100. Breakdown of data will be provided by the app covering one’s core, shoulders, hips, and Lower Body. This whole process takes about 10 minutes.

The app will give the following program of exercise to complete, based on the issues identified during the assessment. To finish it should take 5-10 minutes, three days a week. Regular assessments with the app should show that one is making progress. To ensure the exercise is performed correctly, one will get spoken guidance from a physiotherapist and professional coach.

The Halo is a very unusual fitness tracker. Rather than counting steps and monitoring pulse, it tracks well-being in more novel ways, such as monitoring tone of voice for signs of strain or stress. Changes in heart rate used by other fitness trackers or the conductivity of the skin to detect stress levels in the case of the Fitbit Sense. Halo takes a different track; it monitors vocal tone and word selection throughout the day for energy and positivity. It is up to one to decide what to do with the information, but it can help one get a better understanding of how mood changes and which factors might affect it.

Another unusual feature is the Body, it requires one to take four images of self in tight clothing, and this data is used to calculate body fat percentage. 3D model of the Body is also created so that one can see own physique from all angles. Cloud computing is used by many of Halo’s features.

By Gaby Lewis

Gabby is a postgraduate in biotechnology and has an immense interest in following technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Chess player. He is responsible for handling the office staff writers and providing them with the latest updates happenings in the world of technology.

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