Ollinfit can help weight lifting gym goers improve their workouts

Ollinfit can help weight lifting gym goers improve their workouts

Toronto-based Ollinfit wants to help weight lifting gym goers improve their workouts. The product consists of three wearable sensors that are attached to the body with velcro bands, and placed in strategic areas to track your motion as you lift. These are small sensors that can be worn on the wrist, chest, leg and/or shoe, allowing the system to capture the full body's motion for analysis.

Once the data has been captured, Ollinfit will let users know when they're not doing the exercise correctly and how to improve. The sensors are shockproof, sweat-proof and last up to 14 days per charge. Each set costs CA$131 for early birds and CA$199 thereafter over on Kickstarter.

Ollinfit is looking to raise CA$60,000, and if its campaign succeeds – it will start shipping the product in May 2016.The company's virtual personal trainer platform aims to prevent injuries, correct bad form, and help users target the right muscles to reach their fitness goals. The companion Ollinfit Training app will be available for iOS and Android devices, and will include — among other things — customizable programs to follow.

"The primary driver of our new product is our belief that access to professional fitness training advice shouldn't be a luxury for a select few," the product's Kickstarter page reads. "With the rising costs of personal training sessions, beginners often turn to their friends or do their own research and often get conflicting or bad advice. Worst, they start developing bad exercise habits that often lead to injuries."

Ollinfit is looking to raise CA$60,000, and if its campaign succeeds – it will start shipping the product in May 2016.

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