People are becoming more conscious about their health and fitness. There are a lot of activities out there to keep your fitness in check, one of them being yoga. In fact, a lot of people are doing yoga in the comforts of their homes these days.
Usually, people would need an instructor to guide them through the postures correctly. This can be a bit pricey if its a personal instructor. To solve this problem, an Indian company based in Bangalore called Wellnesys launched a smart yoga mat called YogiFi that uses AI technology and a companion mobile app.
How it works
The YogiFi uses AI to automatically recommend personalized wellness programs curated by certified yoga professionals and connect them to a personal instructor through the app. Meanwhile, the patented technology embedded in the YogiFi mat tracks your yoga position using pressure and light sensors. This gives visual and haptic feedback for posture correction and tracks your flexibility, strength, and balance as you use the mat.
In addition to this real-time feedback, YogiFi automatically correlates vitals and breathing patterns by pairing with devices such as Apple Watch. You can also connect it to Google Assistant so that you can operate it via voice command.
While the YogiFi sounds like a good investment, especially during this unprecedented time wherein people are forced to stay indoors, it still has its flaws. The whole thing has to be connected to the internet at all times which doesn’t sound great if you live in an area with an unstable internet infrastructure.
Overall, Wellnesys’ YogiFi aims to make yoga accessible to students of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities. As of this writing, the YogiFi is available for purchase starting at $99. The app is also available for both Android and iOS.
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