Ottawa-based GestureLogic is launching LEO on Indiegogo, touting it as the next generation of intelligent wearable fitness technology designed to help users optimize workouts and reduce the risk of injury.
LEO monitors your body’s complex biosignals such as muscle activity or lactic acid levels to detect what you’re doing (or not doing).There are two things that make LEO different than existing fitness bands; first of all, it’s a leg band, as opposed to wrist band. Second, it goes beyond movement tracking by monitoring your body’s complex biosignals such as muscle activity or lactic acid levels to detect what you’re doing (or not doing). LEO then translates this data into simple and actionable recommendations, and notifies users of potential injury via a smartphone application. Regardless of skill level, this leg-band will provide you with knowledge you need to improve workouts and stay healthy while maintaining an active lifestyle.
“Popular fitness wearables estimate performance metrics based on a very limited data set because they are predominately accelerometer-based, meaning they track their own motion instead of measuring human body signals,” said Dr. Leonard MacEachern, CEO of GestureLogic. “LEO takes the guesswork out of fitness tracking because it is a biomedical device that actually monitors your body… This is a huge differentiator from previous generations of fitness wearables, which provided information, but little or no guidance on what to do with that information.”
Because it looks into your body’s biosignals, LEO can identify signs of future injury and recommend ways to avoid it.LEO can track one’s muscle activity, hydration, lactic acid levels, heart rate and movement; and then use this data to provide better advice. Moreover, because it looks into your body’s biosignals, this leg-band can identify signs of future injury and recommend ways to avoid it. Similarly, you can improve training with intuitive visualizations with the raw data available.
The software side of things enables competing with friends, comparing workouts with pro athletes and networking with local fitness community.
GestureLogic is looking to raise $50,000 in the Indiegogo campaign. LEO will be made even if they don’t reach the goal, though. Through August 11, you can secure your LEO leg-band for $179; the delivery date is set for April 2015.