Kaia has developed a motion-tracking workout app that remembers which repetition the user is on and offers real-time feedback.
The Kaia Personal Trainer app that is developed by the Munich-based digital therapeutics start-up offers the skills of a personal trainer "at your fingertips in the comfort of your home."
Kaia Motion-Tracking App Features
With Kaia motion-tracking app, there is no need for any piece of equipment. It will only require the phone's camera to track the user's workout, although, some would still opt to use a fitness tracker.
Moreover, it gives real-time audio feedback on the user's exercise performance. It also automatically counts the number of correct repetitions.
How Kaia Personal Trainer App Works
How does the Kaia Personal Trainer app work? The phone should be positioned upright on a table or against a wall. The user must keep a distance of about 7 feet away (2.13 meters) or when the body becomes visible on the smartphone's screen. Whenever the app is ready, the user is greeted by the virtual personal trainer called Kaia, who will be the guide throughout the exercises.
Once the exercise starts, the app contrasts the pose of the user with the ideal predefined pose. Then, it compares positions and angles of limbs and joints.
During the exercise, Kaia gives real-time audio instructions that encourage the users to achieve the ideal exercise pose. The app will also modify the difficulty level and exercises based on the user's feedback.
About Kaia Health
Kaia Health is a healthcare company that combines science and technology together to enable the patients to treat their chronic conditions at home.
Before the end of this year, Kaia plans to integrate its motion-tracking technology into its medical device apps including the clinically-proven therapy app for nonspecific back pain, which is the Kaia Back Pain Relief at Home app.
Also, the motion-tracking technology will be added into the Kaia COPD Therapy app, which provides relief to the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
"Kaia's patent-pending motion tracking is set to transform the world of fitness and physiotherapy by allowing personal trainers, sports scientists, and physiotherapists to define an infinite number of correct exercises," reads the company description via App Store.
Kaia was developed by renowned pain therapists and physiotherapists. The company cooperates with the interdisciplinary pain center of the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar in Munich, Germany.
Kaia Personal Trainer app costs $29.99 for three months and is now available to download via the App Store and Google Play Store. In the United States, users may enroll in a seven-day free trial.