Last Thursday I volunteered on the biggest of the year organized by EIT Digital. During this event, several companies showed the projects they are working on stands or presented it during presentations. In the following blog, I am going to share my experience of the event.
About 150 people registered for the amazing event in Kista. The most interesting and innovative project in my point of view was of the firm https://www.qinematiq.com/. Qinematiq designs “products for the professional film and television market through professional engineering technology” . The project they presented during the EIT Innovation Day was about machine learning. Sensors and cameras scan the body position and analyze it to find wrong movements.
During six short exercises such as doing one squat or balancing on one foot, my complete body got scanned. Afterwards on a 3D animation of my movements, the orientation of my hips, knees,… got highlighted out. And I could see what I do wrong. I got explained those weak points by an employee of a Qinematiq and he showed me which exercises I should do to make the movements smaller and to relieve bones and muscles to avoid pain and diseases caused by wrong body position. I think it was great to see how easily I can avoid having pain in 50 years. With three exercises that are perfectly adapted to my body, I can avoid this. And the best part it does not take even longer 5 minutes to do them.
If you have ever the chance to make your body scanned and analyzed, I highly recommend doing so for your health and fitness.
The biggest problem in fitness studios is that you do not know how to do the exercises correctly. Imagine this scanning/ analyzing-tool is used to check how to use the gym machines to prevent you from using them wrongly and to prevent accidents and pains.
During the event, EIT Digital students who participated in the IOT Hacker Challenger pitched the ideas they have worked on. The winning team of the challenge presented a chip that can track your workouts in the gym: how many repetitions you do and when. Wouldn’t it be nice to add those two ideas together? Don’t you think that this would improve your gym experience, by ensuring you to exercise correctly, in the amount you need it, adapted on the exercises you should work on to improve your body shape?
Let me know what you think and comment on this blog:)
I think, that the event was very great and everything went smoothly thanks to the organization of Joanna and the help of all volunteers.
In case you know those guys in the picture this is not a coincidence: May I present you now the Open & User Innovation Volunteering Group?
Did you like my comment? Stay tuned, I am sure more volunteering comments about this event will follow.