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August 27th, 2019

Evomo releases a software tool for classifying sports exercises

The German startup Evomo, based in Dresden, developed a technology for evaluating human movements with only one Movesense sensor. The company provides their solution as an SDK to other companies like software providers and mobile app developers to give them new opportunities for interacting with users. This enables Evomo’s customers to develop new innovative features for market advantages.

Evomo’s vision is to push the digitization of the fitness industry and to set new standards in movement tracking.

We live in a time in which everyone carries smartphones and wearable technology in daily life and also in sports. Runners are measuring speed, distance and heart rate, cyclists monitor power and cadence, but there are still no easy solutions for individual sports participants to track their strength training.

This is where Evomo comes in. The goal of the company is to make strength training trackers available to every participant with the lowest possible entry hurdle.

Evomo has developed a unique machine learning system to detect and classify strength exercises with a single Movesense sensor, worn around the chest, on the wrist, or upper arm. The sensor evaluates the acceleration data of the movements in real time and can provide feedback.

“Your squat becomes unclean.” “Three more push-ups to your personal best.” “23 burpees in 1 min”. With the Evomo solution added to a mobile app, feedback like this becomes reality. Apps get a completely new communication tool with which they can motivate their users and react to actual movements.

Jakob Wowy, CTO of Evomo, named the most important point to create user acceptance for such an innovative new technology. “The key is accuracy. To achieve an accuracy of more than 95%, we had to record hundreds of thousands of repetitions with hundreds of subjects and train our algorithm with it. Technology today simply has to work flawlessly. It must feel like magic and the user should not notice the complex AI processes in the background.”

Next, Evomo intends to enter the healthcare market and further develop the technology to support digital rehabilitation and prevention programs with apps. Their aim is to create a tool that relieves the workload of fully loaded therapists and increases patient compliance with the help of a digital support tool.

To test the technology and Evomo SDK, contact the company via evomo.de.

Check also Evomo introduction on Movesense partner list.