Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fitness Companion - Apple

We might be on track to getting some technology in the schools to encourage fitness! We have a 50/50 mix of mac and pc schools in our districts and so having Apple forge this trail, we might see some action on the schools that use Apple.

Apple developing full-fledged digital lifestyle fitness companion

Brief overview:
  • This is from a patent filing by Apple
  • Includes four components:
    • iTunes-like application
    • Hardware-based heart rate and physiological sensors
    • Rewards tracker
    • Facilitate synchronous group activities
  • Interview process that looks at fitness level and goals, health history, and non-health questions.
  • Provides a profile with fitness regime based on interview
  • Would work with iPods and other hardware sensors

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