Technogym has filed a patent for a system that determines and stores identification data and training data of a user in a training space. The system includes a central data processing unit, a central memory unit, an image acquisition device, an exercise machine, and an exercise tool. The image acquisition device captures images of the user during various exercises, and the central data processing unit determines and stores the user’s identification and training data based on these images. GlobalData’s report on Technogym gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.
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System for determining and storing user identification and training data
A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230201665A1) describes a system for determining and storing identification data of a user and training data of the user in a training space. The system includes a central data processing unit, a central memory unit, and an image acquisition device. The image acquisition device is capable of acquiring identification images of the user, images of the user performing bodyweight exercises, images of the user using exercise machines, and images of the user using exercise tools. The central data processing unit is configured to determine the identification data and training data based on the acquired images and store them in the central memory unit.
The system also includes exercise machines and exercise tools that are operatively connected to the central data processing unit. The exercise machines have actuators that can be operated during physical exercises, while the exercise tools do not have actuators. The central data processing unit is able to recognize the user from the acquired identification images and assign an identification code to the user. It can also determine information about the user's posture and movements during exercises and associate the user with the exercise machines or exercise tools used.
Additionally, the central data processing unit can establish whether the user is stationary, moving, or performing specific movement patterns based on the acquired images. It can calculate the power and energy expressed by the user during exercises and associate them with set reference movement patterns stored in the central memory unit. The system can also detect the configuration of the exercise tools and determine the start and end times of exercise sessions.
The image acquisition device can be installed in the training space, on a wall in a home space, or on an exercise machine. It can also be integrated into a portable electronic device or other electronic apparatus present in the training space. The central data processing unit may include data processing modules distributed on the image acquisition device or an electronic computer in the training space. The central memory unit may include memory modules distributed on the image acquisition device or a remote electronic computer.
In summary, the patented system enables the determination and storage of user identification data and training data in a training space. It utilizes image acquisition devices, exercise machines, and exercise tools to capture and process images of the user during exercises. The central data processing unit analyzes the images to determine user information and stores it in the central memory unit. The system offers various functionalities such as recognizing users, tracking movements, calculating power and energy, and generating exercise reports.