Back in the days, working out at home was all about the Jane Fonda videos and fancy leotards. Times have changed, and with fitness being the core of smart-devices, it’s only natural to have complimentary gym equipment and apps at our disposal. The Weela Pro Gym and Personal Trainer App is a step in this direction. It is basically an efficient home-training equipment that comes with about a hundred workout programs to choose from.
I’ve tried home-training for several years and the one thing that I’ve found that works, is setting up of accountability. You need to train with a sense of purpose, and Apps with achievable goals, help you stay on course. What differentiates the Weela from the rest of the brigade is its compact packaging, making it very easy to store. This basic mat, handle and pulley system can help you get a full-body workout at different intensities. Along with this, your virtual personal coach keeps you motivated and clued into your health regime.
The Weela comes with three changeable handles that enable training the whole body thoroughly. It takes up only one square meter of space and thus very easy to store or transport from one room to another. The Weela App is very easy to use and your gateway to the hundred workout plans. Start gymming right-away!
Second to protection from the elements and surroundings, snow-sport gear is used to express the individual’s tastes, style and most significantly, personality… and their helmet is no exception to this! This is exactly what drove the design of the KnOt Snow Helmet!
Inspired by the boldness of climbing ropes and the distinctive forms created using the Macrame technique, KnOt uses its fixation method to drive the aesthetics! Traveling through the translucent exterior skin of the helmet is a network of rope, which meet at the fastener position under the user’s chin. It uses this structure to add visual interest to the item of safety equipment, and create a product that stands out!
The ropes weave in and out of the skin, revealing its vibrant color and tactile texture intermittently, adding depth to the design and leading to a helmet that we can’t help but want to own!
Nike, quite literally, needs no introduction. Often recognizable even without the name and with just the iconic tick mark (which is probably considered to be one of the most interesting and valuable branding stories in the entire design industry), Nike is known the world over for its presence and dominance (both commercially and culturally) in the sports-gear and fashion industry. Nike is looking for an Apparel Computational Designer 1 to join its team at their headquarters in Portland, USA.
Department: NXT Digital Innovation
The NXT Digital Innovation team provides a competitive advantage to our creation teams by fueling product innovation and craft. To accomplish this, we leverage the power of modern technologies, skillsets and services. We are seeking an Apparel Computational Designer I who has a strong design portfolio and demonstrated solid experience in computational design software—experience in apparel product design is a benefit. As our AP Computational Designer I, you’ll work with the apparel design team to design products and streamline product design, development and manufacturing, leveraging computational design. You’ll use computational design tools to help design great product. You will have an understanding of computational design best practices. You also are familiar with advanced digital skills such as Maya and ZBrush. In your portfolio of work, you should have clear examples of how you’ve worked on products with complex design requirements. You’ll collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and participate in the creation of best-in-class product.
• Work hands-on to digitally design products leveraging industry standard computational design technologies. • Learn and take direction from senior computational designers on best practices and apparel design. • Multi-task and concurrently execute on several products. • Partner on the product lifecycle process with the Design and Development organizations. • Participate on multiple interdisciplinary project teams. • Clearly communicate project status and manage priorities with leadership input. • Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality. • Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations. • Solid oral and written communication skills.
• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or Architecture. • In lieu of degree, 2+ years of work experience in a similar role. • Several examples of successfully launched products that demonstrate complex product design solutions. • At least 2+ years experience using 2D and 3D design software • At least 2+ years experience in computational design or advanced CAD design • Ability to develop simple and elegant solutions to complex design problems • Ability to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team • Must be organized, able to act independently as well as take direction, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment • Can work with grace under pressure • Intermediate skills with Rhino, Grasshopper and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop). • Intermediate skills with Maya, Zbrush, Processing • Entry-level skills with Python, CLO3D
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Don’t feel bad about having gym phobia, get your hands on the Fitness Stool! The concept explores what happens when exercise equipment meets furniture design.
Usable as an ordinary stool or stepladder, the design is equipped with a scale and an inner compartment for organizing small free weights, power bands, or sandbags used during routine exercises. With integrated handles and durable material finish, users can squat, plank, step and sweat in the comfort of their own home.
The WalkingPad is a winner product because it realizes that A. People are too lazy to go to the gym, and B. Houses and flats are too small to accommodate a home-gym into them. It, therefore, ticks the appropriate boxes with its innovative design and brings the gym to your home in a way that’s unintrusive yet feature-laden. This full-size treadmill folds up and slides right under your sofa or bed, occupying a space that is insignificant, only to be pulled out, unfolded, and used as a full-size treadmill.
The WalkingPad opens up into a full-size treadmill, sans the side rails. Two wheels at the front end allow you to easily roll the folded WalkingPad to and from under your sofa or bed, and setting up the treadmill is as easy as unfolding it open with a single lifting action. Once unfolded, the belt immediately tightens around the treadmill, and on switching it on, a display at the front of the product comes to life. The WalkingPad can be used in two modes. A manual mode allows you to set a pre-determined speed that your feet follow, while an automatic mode allows you to walk fast or slow, while the traction belt below your feet adjusts its speed to your gait. You’ve even got the additional handheld remote that you can use to work the WalkingPad, while a mobile app allows you to keep track of your walk and subsequently your workout… and when you’re done, just fold the WalkingPad and slide it conveniently under your couch! Having a proper, functional home-gym was never this convenient!
Winter is right around the corner which can only mean one thing… SNOW! Here’s a little something to add to your selection of gear. The MK1 Snow Goggles not only shield your eyes from the elements while you’re skiing or snowboarding, they also capture every moment of the adventure using the latest camera tech.
The design, adapted to be able to use and control while wearing gloves, features dual cameras behind the front shield to capture 150-degree footage without the fisheye distortion of other single-lens cameras. Heart rate sensors on the temple also detect your most adrenaline-inducing moments and instantly categorize your recordings. Better yet, buttons on the side let you place markers in one press to easily go back and find your favorite moments. As if that wasn’t enough, a holographic display projected onto the shield lets you get ahead of the game and trim long videos while you go up the chairlift or take a break! DO want!
Designer: Vincent Wang
“Paired with heart rate sensors on the temple, the MK1 automatically categorizes footage based on your heart rate BPM, making sure you can easily find all the heart-pumping content you want when you get home. TouchLens buttons on the sides allow you to effortlessly press anywhere in the zone to mark and favorite key moments for quick reference while editing,” Wang explained.
Dual cameras hidden behind the lens captures 150° footage without the fisheye distortion of action cameras.
An integrated holographic waveguide display allows you to quickly trim long videos while going up lifts or during your breaks, so you can skip right to editing the good stuff when you get home.
It’s 2014 and Apple is looking to enter the wearables market. News is that Apple isn’t really a tech brand anymore, but rather a luxury tech brand. They hire the then CEO Yves Saint Laurent and design stalwart Marc Newson to join their team and allegedly work on the rumored Apple wearable everyone thought would be called the iWatch.
It’s 2015 and the Apple Watch is launched. It’s a wrist-based notification device that lets you see messages, photos, and the time, obviously, with a handful of fitness features, but it’s by far the most expensive wearable ever, further entrenching the idea of Apple being a fashion brand. Even the advertisements pushed the watch as a breakthrough miniature smartphone that would sit on your wrist.
Jump to 2018. The Apple Watch is no longer an extension of your phone, but a much more personal device that doesn’t just connect you to your outside world, but rather connects you to a better idea of yourself. The Apple watch isn’t a watch anymore, it’s a tech-driven lifeline that’s designed around the idea of keeping you informed, connected, motivated, and healthy… something only a device perpetually strapped to you could do.
The Apple Watch has found its relevance as a device with a strong processor and a wide variety of sensors and bio-sensors that offer you a peek into your own body. The redesigned face isn’t a stylish watch-dial anymore, but rather, lays out critical information out. It also helps that the screen’s much bigger too, as bezels have completely shrunk to a negligible sliver.
One of Apple Watch’s most well-received features is its electrical heart sensor that sits right on the crown. Aside from the optical heart sensor at the base of the watch, this electrical sensor literally allows you to take an ECG/EKG directly on your wrist by simply resting your fingertip on the crown. This incredibly accurate data can then be used medically, allowing doctors to know more about your heart health at any given point of time. The Watch also uses this data to allow you to be your fittest self, seamlessly merging in other apps that let you live a more healthy and active life. Its waterproof design ensures that no matter what the activity, you can keep your Watch on your person as you sweat through the day… and the 18-hour long battery life is more than enough to last an entire day.
All these features tie in well with existing features like the gyroscope, altimeter, and accelerometer that allow you to track any sort of activity, while last year’s e-sim technology not only lets your watch be your phone when your phone isn’t on you, but it even serves as a life-saving device by allowing you to contact emergency services, need be.
With a larger screen, thinner body, and a haptic feedback crown, the Apple Watch surely looks the best it’s ever been… and with a design that allows you to use existing and past straps with the new Series 4 Watch, Apple focuses on letting you choose your style while leaving the big-picture stuff to Apple, like building the tech to keep you fit, active, and connected. And oh, did I mention Nike launched a low-light reflective band for the Apple Watch that makes it even cooler and even safer??
Smaller than a stress ball, but a hundred times more useful, the Cardlax seems like the ultimate stress-relief tool. Be it after a strenuous workout, after a stressful day, or just when you want to relax at home and unwind, the Cardlax is a small, pocket-sized, card-shaped gizmo that simulates getting a massage. It adheres to your skin via a gel pad, and delivers short electric pulses to your muscles, causing them to contract and relax, as if a masseuse’s hands were working against your skin.
Its pocket-sized nature makes it virtually an EDC, allowing you to carry a virtual masseuse with you wherever you go, and its ability to adhere to any part of your body lets you have the comfort of getting a relaxing massage without any of the expenses, paraphernalia, or skilled technician. Its four-button interface allows you to power it on/off, change modes, and increase or decrease intensity, and that’s all it takes to get the spa experience without shelling out big bucks and heading to the parlor. Light a few scented candles and you have the aromatherapy experience too!
Travel too much for the gym? Don’t have time for the gym? Not sure what to do at the gym? Just plain hate the gym? With POCKET MONKII, you won’t have any more excuses not to work out (and you’ll probably enjoy it a whole lot more than the gym).
This unique training system packs everything you need to do a full bodyweight training program in one compact kit. You can get a total body workout using the incredibly durable cables and handles as well as other workout tools like a ladder and an isometric tool. The all-new package also includes unlimited access to the MONKII app which gives you workout instructionals, progress comparisons, and more. Additionally, when you order, you can score the 21-Day Habit guide to maximize this unique workout style and push beyond your fitness expectations all from the comfort of home.
POCKET MONKII is the world’s most portable fitness device – you can do the same exercises from gym, except now you can do them anywhere. Which means you’ll spend less time in crowded gyms and have more time to do what you love.
It’s rare when a product does a job so well you don’t need a human expert around. If anything AI has indicated that there’s still a long way to go before it replaces humans. Stories written by machine learning algorithms are far from comparable to those written by humans, so when a product comes along that replaces the need for a trained human entirely, it’s worth noticing.
Sitting quietly inside your shoe, gathering data from 32 sensors on the underside of each of your feet, the RUNVI is a smart insole insert that comes with an AI that not only gathers data, but accurately assimilates it and gives you feedback on your run. Working in real-time, while giving not only visual but audio feedback, the RUNVI is your digital coach, being able to analyze your run from head to toe, and not only give you feedback to improve your technique but also being able to craft a routine that works the best for you.
A smart insole that fits inside any existing running shoe, the RUNVI comes with the sensor embedded insole, and a plug-in wearable that captures data from the sensors, sending it to your phone/watch/earphones in real time. It measures basic metrics like distance, duration, pace, calories, but also goes ahead to calculate much more advanced metrics like cadence, power, foot-strike pattern, impact, gait, and asymmetry. The RUNVI doesn’t just calculate how far you’ve run or how much energy you’ve expended, it even lets you know if you’re putting too much weight on one foot, or if your posture needs correcting, or if you’re in the danger of exerting yourself too much or causing an injury. Within the time frame of one single run, the RUNVI can give you real-time feedback, telling you to straighten your back or stretch your legs more, and can even craft a run-plan that’s suited to your style or fitness level. Working with much more data than a fitness band, or a fitness app, the RUNVI is much more accurate to the extent that it eliminates one’s need to have a human coach/trainer analyze your exercise technique. Its combination of 64 sensors, an incredibly smart AI algorithm, and device-based connectivity all coupled into a product that’s sleek enough to fit within your shoe without you noticing, makes RUNVI a fitness wearable that may have successfully replaced the need for human expert feedback!
RUNVI is your personal digital running coach, designed to help you achieve your full running potential.
With the RUNVI SMART INSOLES, they define the next-generation of running wearables, delivering the most accurate data on the market.
They make sense of your data to produce a tailored training plan that continuously adapts to your goals, performance & progression and to deliver personalized coaching in real-time – so you get better with every run.
RUNVI improves your running technique, reduces your risk of injury, and coaches you to experience the running performance you’re truly capable of.
What Does RUNVI Give You?
Data is gathered in the RUNVI SMART INSOLES, right where the action happens – beneath your feet.
They analyze and interpret every little detail of your running technique and overall performance, building a full profile of your running biomechanics.
Beyond the basic key running metrics, we feature advanced running metrics, such as Cadence, Foot-Strike Pattern and Symmetry.
They bring the best of a professional running lab to your regular running shoes – making it available to you every time you run.
Power is a performance metric that’s made a breakthrough in the running world. It’s the most sophisticated way to control your running intensity.
RUNVI features power measurement, to coach you to run more efficiently. You’re given a continuous measurement during your run which will help you to run more effectively any distance and on any terrain.
Learning how to run with power will result in running better, further and faster.
RUNVI collects and analyses your data every step of run, to drive personalized voice & audio coaching in real-time.
Just like a personal trainer, RUNVI can tell when you’re running into the risk of injury or fatigue, or when your running technique isn’t optimal.
They deliver very simple, actionable instructions to improve your technique and coach you to run better — while you run.
– Feedback on body posture, harmony and efficiency of movements – Reduced risk of injuries – Indications of fatigue – Increased effectiveness of training – Real-time updates and feedback provided by a constant measurement – Inactivity alerts – Determining personal limits – Coaching content and videos
Once they start gathering enough of your data and learning more about the way you run, they can start building Artificial Intelligence – to deliver an even higher phase of accuracy, personalization, and optimization for you to experience.
Adaptive Training Plan
RUNVI features adaptive training programs based 100% on you, the goals you set, your individual running technique and your historical & real-time performances.
The training plans are dynamic, meaning they continuously optimize with your running technique and improvements.
They’ll be integrating AI and machine learning to tailor your training plan even more. The more you use RUNVI, the smarter it will get.
Running Related Injuries
RUNVI empowers you to really get to know your body and its limits. With an improved running technique and all the knowledge that they have to offer, you can start reducing your risk of those common, yet preventable, running injuries. They aim to keep you in the game!
See where they race ahead of the competition.
How RUNVI Works
With each pair of RUNVI SMART INSOLES, you have 30 pressure sensors, 2 advanced accelerometers, and our unique CORE technology running across your feet. Collaborating together to communicate with the RUNVI iOS App.
RUNVI tracks your activity and stores that data in the CORE, which use BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to send all of your data to the app. From there, you can view your performance history, your training summary, and access all of the awesome features we’ve included.
The Smart Insole
Each insole is designed with an ergonomic shape to ensure that you have the comfort and support of a premium insole. The lightweight material of RUNVI allows you to flex and exercise with natural motion.
Inside the insole, our CORE communicates with 15 pressure sensors (Flex PCB) to track and store your daily activity. The insole is in a default sleep mode and is only woken up when the accelerometer detects motion.
The default sleep mode helps guarantee RUNVI’s impeccable 3-week battery life – this is if you walk (not run) in the insoles all the time. Without walking in them, and leaving them in sleep mode, the battery lasts much longer.
The removable CORE concept allows you to change the insoles while keeping the same CORE. If you have separate insoles for different shoes or purchase a replacement pair, all you have to do is change the CORE from pair to pair and your data stays the same.
The battery lasts up to 8-10 hours of intensive running, – so you have your marathon training covered!
The iOS App
The app is where your raw activity data from the insole is analyzed and presented to you in an easy-to-use format. In the app, you can see the LIVE-VIEW, your daily activity overview, and access your training plan.
In addition, you can get real-time coaching updates through the app based off of your personal data. All of your data is available in the app, so you can access your history, set goals, and measure your progress over time.
A native Apple Watch app will be available in the future.