AI and IoT in the Fitness Industry


Introduction

Pandemic has made people more health-conscious and fitness is taking on a whole new meaning right now, as all confined to much smaller spaces than before. The fitness and wellness app sector has blown up in the last year with usage growing by 330% according to recent research. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have aided a lot in developing the fitness industry. Sports, as well as gyms, have become one of the vitals for the present generation.
Modern society requires a fit and healthy lifestyle. Amidst the busy schedule, fitness has become a crucial factor for a manoeuvring lifestyle. The development in AI and IoT has substantially aided in transforming the world of fitness, engaging people according to their time and place.

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) changing the fitness world?

The presence of artificial intelligence is seen to modernize and playing a vital role in the fitness and health industry. Various fitness machines, wearables, gadgets, and mobile-based applications are created and evolved based on consumer usage and satisfaction. Artificial intelligence is noticed to challenge the fitness notion of people by helping them to systematize their daily habits. AI provides various utilities, for instance, the Human Pose Estimation Technology, which is similar to technologies dealing with facial recognition. The Human Pose Estimation Technology is an AI-based application which analyses and detects the entire human body like Skeleton Modelling (presenting the skeleton structure), Contours Modelling (covering from the width of the body's torso and limbs and Volume Modelling (presenting in 3D body-scan technique which shall be able to represent the body in various geometric shapes.   

What is the future of AI in the Fitness world?

According to the predictions made by various reputed Reports and Data, an estimation of $14.64 billion is expected to be renewed by the fitness industry by 2027, with an increasing number of users ranging up to 100.2 million by 2024. The health and fitness sector is facing an exceptional demand for AI-powered fitness applications. There is also a massive requirement for AI engineers. Various start-ups are focusing on creating more AI-censored applications with smarter looks and usage focusing on upgrading the market's AI standards. 

What is the future of AI in the Fitness world?

According to the present data, an estimation of $14.64 billion is expected to be renewed by the fitness industry by 2027, with an increasing number of users ranging up to 100.2 million by 2024. The health and fitness sector is facing an exceptional demand for AI-powered fitness web and mobile applications. Various start-ups are focusing on creating more AI-censored applications with smarter looks and usage focusing on upgrading the market's AI standards. 

Future Focus on AI-based products

There are several fitness-based AI applications that have increased in managing dietary routine along with meal planning. In case any user intends to reach a particular parameter of weight or some fitness goal, then the AI-based application will help the user with the most suitable options. The applications help to track the user's progress by showcasing the progress report daily, weekly, monthly basis at the leisure of the user. The artificial intelligence application is previously fed with data at the beginning or intervals. Specific AI-based applications also regulate an individual's calorie intake and provide the best suggestions related to health, diet, and fitness.

Personal trainers in the gym cost a heavy load on the pocket. To lessen the burden on the users, there are again AI-Based personal trainers, which are special AI-based applications catering to the need of users to reach their fitness destination. The AI-based personal trainers are configured to showcase perfect moves and postures acting like human trainers. The AI-trainers also aid in deciding on the proper food regime and suggest the most suitable lifestyle that is to be led by the individual. There are also ai-based wearables that are launched with smart looks to track the fitness level of the user. The ai-based wearables collect data as desired by the user like the duration of exercise, calories burnt, total kilometres walked, heart rate, and many more—the AI wearables the individual to keep track of the fitness level. AI-based applications enable performance improvement and stable health. There are, again, AI-based fitness coaches who coach the individual into the world of fitness. 

How is the Internet of Things changing the fitness world?

The internet of things or IoT is stirring the fitness world like wildfire. The cloud-storing system drives the fitness world with a collection of information and data, subsequently storing them in the cloud for future use. Various products are created, evolved, and circulated in the market by standard bodies to provide the user with enigmatic experiences. IoT enables interlink devices through the internet, acting as a bridge between the digital world and the analogy world. IoT is one of the fundamental creators of the notion of a personalized gym. Lesser human intervention, with the highest benefit and efficient track record, IoT was seen to take over the fitness world.   

What is the future of IoT in the Fitness world?

Various opportunities are unlocked in the fitness world due to the evolution of IoT. Such platforms' creation is made and decided by various developers and manufacturers catering to the best and perfect usage to the public. Various equipment related to fitness is now IoT-enabled. Many wearables, smartphones are embedded in IoT-based fitness applications. Presently smart bikes are being eminent in the stand-alone section of the market. Companies are focusing on providing IoT efficient gym types of equipment with proper manuals making it user-friendly. A report published by the DTC showcased more than 125 million wearables units would be shipped worldwide.  

Future Focus on IOT- based products

IoT-based products are gaining a substantial rise in the supply chain of the market. The craze for such products is seen due to the durability and standard maintained by the products. The products can store data and information accurately and for a more extended period. The data can be used to regulate the fitness ratio of the individual and towards their improvement. Several future aspects of IoT products have mesmerized the consumers. For instance, the IoT products enable a tech-enabled group for fitness, where no personal interaction is required. IoT-based platforms again provide embedded, immersive, and engaging workout sessions with accurate tracking details of each session. The data collected by the IoT-based products can also be easily shared with other devices attached to the same platform, further connecting more people. The IoT platform also regulates individuals to compete with their previous records to better health and fitness. The smarter sensor technologies embedded in the products are standardized to provide the exact and accurate details, like heart rate or duration of walk or calorie intake. IoT products also focus on protection from brain damage in various sporting activities; a Smart helmet is one of the instances. There is a unified training platform for all users to access various resources during the time of training.   

AI and IoT replacing humans?

In certain aspects, it is opined that AI-based fitness trainers are more user-friendly and comfortable for the users than actual human trainers. The AI and IoT are witnessed to track the individual's constant development with proper, efficient records of the development. Both AI and IoT can be adjusted according to the user with an accurate prescription for workout and is seen to be valiantly cheaper than the actual human trainer. However, AI-based applications and IoT are still in a stage where they cannot decipher human psychology. The human trainer can focus on the drawbacks of the trainee and help to perfect the imperfections. Lesser accidents are caused in the presence of a human trainer than AI-based and IOT trainers. More interaction is seen to happen in the case of the human trainer. 

Conclusion

Both artificial intelligence and the internet of things have engaged the present market to its highest usage. Users can experience improved singular engagement to a recourse fitness regime. Personalized exercise with minimal costing has grabbed the people who have popularized AI and IoT products. The immersive digital world will over empower the virtual world with AI and IoT technology at this pace. So far as AI and IoT technologies can cater to the ever-paced need of the consumer with their valuable innovations, there is immense growth forecasted in the future. Products will replace gyms, and human trainers created with AI and IoT applications. 

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