Original article was published by Zaw Thet on Artificial Intelligence on Medium
Exer Teams Up with Zoom for Virtual Fitness Classes
Last week we launched Exer Studio, a Mac app that delivers a leaderboard and workout stats to any virtual workout using edge-based AI and computer vision, without any extra hardware. Just your laptop! Today, as Zoom’s annual user conference Zoomtopia kicks off, we’re excited to announce working with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) as one of their Zapps Partners. We’ll be sharing more details about what this means in the coming weeks, but you can sign up on our waitlist today to get first access to live workouts coming in the next week or two.
Exer Studio offers coaches an opportunity to deliver better feedback and more engagement during their live streaming workouts. Real time workout data, post-workout summaries and competitive session leaderboards give users the feedback and community they’ve missed, but from the comfort of their homes. Zoom is already the channel where most live virtual classes are taking place, so this was a natural team up. For tips and best practices for hosting a virtual workout, please check out this Zoom post.
Studio uses the camera of a user’s device to track motion and velocity, generating workout data and an output score using a proprietary AI algorithm that runs “on the edge” — it never sends data back to the cloud. There is no need for any third party monitors or hardware. Future plans include a browser-based version to support all laptops and a tablet or phone app, along with more features and support for on-demand classes.
In private testing since May with coaches and studios in San Francisco, Denver and New York, Studio is now available via a waitlist to coaches and fitness enthusiasts to enhance virtual workouts worldwide. Come help Exer and Zoom bring the world together, one virtual workout at a time!