Developed by scientists at the Free University Berlin, this sensor uses artificial intelligence to learn and train any movement - such as the perfect golf swing. The Free University Berlin is looking for commercialization partners.
To see the amended claims filed after receipt of (European) search report go to: https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP15767429&lng=en&tab=doclist
Amazing invention. I love how they use the human body to make a machine learn from it. This invention could really make life and recovery easier than ever. Applications: Medicine, Sports Companies: Siemens? Medical tech companies
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Applications: In clinic Physical therapy, and medical. Companies: Physical Theripest and medical professionals
Thank you for your review, Akcharris! Just wondering why you are giving 1 to 2 light bulbs for this invention?
The machine learning based sensor network can be used in various applications covering several unmet customer demands. Applications: Training of dogs, emergency preparedness, professional sports Companies: Government
The sensor network can be used to track and improve health conditions, such as back pain. It can also be used to alert elderly people about movements that tend to result in falls or tripping. Applications: Medical monitoring Companies: Health insurance providers
The sensor network could be used in animal farming applications. You could reinforce certain beneficial movements and limit harmful movements. Cow or pig farms come to mind. Applications: Free range cattle control Companies: Farm equipment companies, farmers
The sensor network could be used to increase first aid skills in the general community. This application has the potential to save thousands of lives. Instead of having to go to a first aid class every few years (if at all), you could hone your skills at home or even just activate the application in case of a real emergency and get immediate feedback from the sensor network! Applications: CPR Companies: CPR device makers, health insurance providers
This invention could be used to train surgeons. Although this may be a tiny market, this could have a huge effect. A young surgeon could train the system with an experienced surgeon. In the feedback phase, the young surgeon can recap the correct movement anywhere and anytime.
The system could be used to improve your body language but also to prevent back pain and postural defects.
Potential applications in skills: keyboard typing, handwriting, knitting, tying knots etc. Just imagine how pupils could train the sensors with their teachers and get feedback from the sensors at home while doing their homework!
Potential applications in music (learn, master & apply): playing an instrument, singing, dancing, ballet & choreography.
Perfect for smart toothbrushes: train the sensors together with your dentist and off you go.
Efficiency 2.0 - this invention can be used to train factory workforces. In the training phase, the foreman instructs the workers equipped with the sensors. In the feedback phase, the workers get haptic or kinesthetic responses from the sensor if their movements are outside the best mode of operation.
This invention has real market potential with golf players: a professional golf coach can train the sensor network taking into account the player's physique and movements. The golf player can then use the feedback system at home, in a hotel room or at the driving range to work on his swing.
This invention relates to "a feedback system for the assessment of motions of a versatile system". Such a versatile system could also be a pet (think dog or a cat). Just imagine how you could help your cat or dog to recover from an injury: the sensor would be trained to give the cat or dog haptic responses if the cat or dog moves incorrectly. With LED lighting you could even observe if your pet's movements are correct (green lighting) or incorrect (red lighting).
This invention could be used in shooting ranges of police academies. After a short training phase with a professional instructor, the machine learns the perfect positioning, drills and movements for the cadet. Afterwards, the cadet can rely on the invention's sensor network and feedback system to repeat precise and personally adapted exercises at the shooting range or even use it for dry runs at home.
This patent application could be a stepping stone for a heath insurance provider: either they invest to bring this technology to life or they could profit as soon as this system becomes common-place in a few years down the road.
The new patent claims (November 2017) require that the system provides feedback while the motion of the versatile system (read human) is still ongoing. This makes the invention very interesting: the system is able to warn the user about wrong movements right away.
This patent application has real potential. You can use the sensor network at home when you recover from an injury. More importantly, it is location independent: you can wear it in the gym when you work out, when you run & when you swim. I do hope that I can buy such a product soon!