Right, left, right, left: 1, 2, 3, 4. Lots of activity tracking devices are currently available to count the steps you take and estimate the calories you burn. Some will even remind you when you aren’t moving.
But now a new generation of activity tracking sensors are moving in to the picture. Instead of tracking IF you are moving, these devices will track HOW and WHY you are moving.
Instead of tracking in 3D, they’ll track in 9D. Instead of clipping on your clothes, they’ll be embedded in your clothes. Instead of tracking your weight, they’ll track your pressure.
The applications include robotics, rehab, sports performance, performance art, patient monitoring, human-computer interfaces, gaming, ergonomics and much more.
Here’s a look at the future of activity tracking, including numerous videos.
Do you agree? Disagree? What do you think the future looks like?
9-Axis (Degrees of Freedom)
Embedded in Clothing
- Motion + Impact, Jeremy Peterson and Ross Leonardy
- TeKila Dress, Shiping Toohey
- Step 1, Company Linga
- Orpyx Medical Technologies – SurroGait Rx
- Perfect Spiral Trainer for Android
- MYO – Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs
- Motion+Impact Final
- Additional Tones – Linga & Stade – trailer
- BONUS: Terry Crews Old Spice Muscle Music
- Track, Share and Compare: The Hot Trend of Self-Tracking (presentation)
- Self-tracking meets ready-to-wear: Make room in your closet for smart clothes
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Weight Loss Maintainers
- Is your activity tracking gadget accurate? Do you care?
- Health Tracking Comes Out Of The Closet