Customizable Exercises and Motion Learning Software

Customizable Exercises and Motion Learning Software

United States
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Customizable exercise videos with data tracking and visualization software.

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Year work began:

2005

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Plot your innovation within the mosaic of solutions
Which of these barriers is the primary focus of your work?

Product Design Orientation

Which of the principles is the primary focus of your work?

Physical Health

If you believe some other barrier or principle should be included in the mosaic, please describe it and how it would affect the positioning of your initiative in the mosaic:

None

Innovation
What is your signature innovation in one sentence?

Customizable exercise videos with data tracking and visualization software.

Describe your innovation. What makes your idea unique and different than others doing work in the field?

The exercises are generated using 1000's of different exercise video clips that are in the categorized libraries. Each of these exercises is then customized according to the specifications such as: pause time, number of repetitions, speed of exercises, amount of weights used, the order of exercises, and so on. Already made audio tracks or customized audio tracks can be added to the videos.

The software is able to generate many different types of outputs including: paper, DVD, personal video players' (such as iPod) videos, and Internet videos.

The customized exercises then can be carried along and performed at patients/ clients own time and space, and the amount of exercises that are performed is tracked and informed.

What barriers exist that are creating the problem your innovation is hoping to address/change?

Barriers such as: motivational problems in physical fitness, misunderstanding of exercises, injury cause by performing wrong exercises, and no direct feed back of the exercises performed.

Delivery Model: How do you implement your innovation and apply it to the challenge/problem you are addressing.

We are working with local exercise & medical professionals to measure the improvements on their clients.

How do you plan to scale your innovation?

Scaling operations in two phases. One for stand alone software application and the other for internet server technology.

Impact
Provide one sentence describing your impact.

Patients (or Clients) are able to exercise accurately and safely in addition to improvements in motivation and achieving their fitness goals.

What impact has your innovation had to date? Exactly who are the beneficiaries of your innovation?

Software is designed for: physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, personal trainers, sports trainers, or any exercise professionals. They are the one who creates exercises using our software for their patients and clients.

It is also used as a teaching tool for exercise related medical and training institutions.

How many people have you served directly?

Started to market the product recently.

How many people have you served indirectly?

Started to market the product recently.

Please list any other measures reflective of the impact of your innovation

Started to market the product recently.

What are the main barriers to creating your impact?

Marketing and Sales.

Sustainability
How is your initiative financed?

Self financed currently.

Provide information on your finances and organization: annual budget, annual revenue, number of staff:

Annual budget on this project is $150k, and the number of full time staff is 3.

What is the potential demand for your innovation?

It is very large. Our video users are: Anyone who needs customized exercise routines and able to see the improvements they are making on their lives.

What are the main barriers to financial sustainability?

Marketing and Sales and continual product improvements.

The Story
What is the origin of this innovation? Tell us your story.

In 2002, after recovering from a car injury, one of the inventors of this software spent time exercising with paper documentation of take-home exercise routines. He was consistently frustrated by the unclear representations of the exercises. So, for the next two years, ProTherapy DVD Software has been designed and developed in order to prevent this frustration. After working with many exercise professionals, the team began producing and testing the software in early 2005. The software has been tested and shaped by input from the local physical therapists and universities.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has been to put exercise professionals in charge of the software. Also, we are dedicated to producing exercise videos that are beautiful to look at and enjoyable to the people that are using them. We will continue to expand our library of videos and serve the community of exercise professionals in the use of our product.

Please provide a personal bio. Note this may be used in Changemakers marketing material

Ed Chung: After receiving a graduate degree in computer science, started iSeeSoft, LLC. in 2000. Produced a game call World Dance which was selected as the 10 finalists in 2003 Game Developers Conference. The company also provides motion capturing services for 3D animation industry. In 2004, developed a martial art prototype software with the in-house game engine. The first prototype of customizable exercise software was built using this game engine.

How did you hear about this contest and what is your main incentive to participate? (this is confidential)

Word of mouth. One of our mentor at a business incubator facility contacted me with the email.