Everyone has a unique walking pattern and this can be used as a biometrics method, just like fingerprints. Arm swing size, average tempo, rotation angle, frequency and many other features characterize one’s unique walking style.
The Arki wrist-band is a walking coach that analyzes walking posture and helps user to walk healthy, by tracking body balance and user’s daily activities.
Arki measures swing speed, rotation angle with respect to gravity, transferred vibration from the feet and more.No one has a perfectly balanced body, and by extension, left and right arm swings cannot be identical. Arki utilizes this imperfection to compare the two swings to find out the extent of user’s body’s imbalance. By doing so, it can tell which part of the body is imbalanced and provide a personalized workout recommendation by fitness professionals and physical therapists to get body balance back.
The device measures swing speed, rotation angle with respect to gravity, transferred vibration from the feet and more. Based on these measurements, Arki learns users’ walking habits, such as looking at a smartphone while walking or putting a hand in a pocket.
Unlike many current activity trackers, Arki matches well with all kinds of clothing, thanks to the varied choice of interchangeable straps. Moreover, it is compatible with Smart Thermostat at home — once Arki detects the user is sleeping, its thermostat will turn down to ideal temperature…
These are just some of the features that make Arki unique. Right now, the team behind this project is looking to raise $100,000 through a Kickstarter campaign. A single Arki unit can be pre-ordered for $150.