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« What's Happening With Smartphones And The Fitness And Health Club Business | Main | How Much "Innovation" Is REALLY Going On ? »
Sunday
May272012

Technology - A New Wave Of Interesting Applications & Devices

If you don't have the time to read just check out the video below on Leap Motion (In less than a week, the video introducing Leap has received a staggering 3.6 million + views on YouTube.) Why ? I've written for some time on the subject of the merging of the physical and digital worlds and how technologies are creating a new realm of consumer possibilities and business models. The health club and fitness and wellness industries will be impacted by these technologies for sure. Leap Motion is another example of the possibilities for technology to revolutionize fitness.

While it might seem like a fad, this soon to be released $70 device, Leap Motion, connects via USB and is 200 times more sensitive than Microsoft's Kinect. The business-card sized camera holder, can discern all 10 of your fingers individually. This detailed scanning lets you perform actions like pinch-to-zoom, or enables zeroing in on fine details in a drawing app. With some advancement the device could even be used to assess proper form for fitness professionals or clients, among many other applications.

What do you think about the Leap Motion ? Please share your thoughts with me, Bryan O'Rourke and thanks for reading the post.

About the author:

Bryan O’Rourke is a health club industry expert, technologist, financier, and shareholder and executive in several fitness companies. He consults with global brands, serves as a member of the GGFA Think Tank is Chair of the Medical Fitness Association’s Education Committee, is President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council and a partner in Fitmarc, Integerus, Fitsomo and the Flywheel Group. To learn more contact Bryan here today .



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