HCM Issue 6 2022

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Product innovation

Frances Marcellin rounds up the latest launches in health and fitness Biostrength, the new line for strength training, adapts to the user, says Nerio Alessandri

Technogym’s Biostrength is a training solution that adapts to the user, promising 30 per cent superior results in the same amount of time. Thanks to a patented technology that uses AI

Nerio Alessandri

●●Biostrength uses AI to adapt workouts to the user

photo: Technogym

photo: Technogym

Biostrength represents a great opportunity for operators to increase the value of their membership

and scientific research, Biostrength allows members to train with the right load, range of motion, correct posture and speed of execution, while indicating the number of sets, repetitions and optimal recovery times. The patented Biodrive system, which uses aerospace technology, offers six types of resistance depending on goals. Users are guided through every aspect of their workout to achieve maximum results in a safe, effective way. Biodrive recognises when the user is tired and a spotter function automatically reduces

the load to allow them to complete the set. Four programmes are available. Hypertrophy: to develop muscle mass; Power to train like an athlete; Strong to increase strength and Tone get more muscle tone with less effort. It also has a

Free Training mode and integrates with Mywellness. “Biostrength is a great opportunity for operators to offer programmes that guarantee results,” says Technogym president and founder, Nerio Alessandri. fitness-kit.net keyword


reps, sets and ‘time under tension’, to velocity, volume, power and calories. “We run AI and analytics on those metrics to understand whether a

photo: Kabata

Kabata is developing AIpowered, haptic-enabled dumbbells and plans to launch them by Q1 2023. The dumbbells capture a range of metrics, from

●●Motion sensors are embedded within the dumbbells


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workout was fun or boring, easy or difficult, painful or painless,” says Kareem Aly, Kabata’s co-founder. “We know if you hit a personal best, struggled or left mid-workout. Our level of comprehension is unmatched.” The dumbbells have proprietary technology and progression algorithms, developed by an engineering team which, combined, have published over 20 papers on motion sensors – Kabata’s core expertise.

photo: Kabata

Kabata uses haptics, such as vibration and rumbling to keep users engaged, says Kareem Aly

We’re able to track workout metrics to coach and progress the user Kareem Aly

Kabata uses haptics, such as vibrations, pulses and rumbling, which Aly says is “unprecedented in the category”. fitness-kit.net keyword