A TECHNOGYM virtual coach to provide guidance during physical exercise, sport and for healthy lifestyles.
Technogym has announced an initiative with IBM to build an Artificial Intelligence driven cognitive coaching platform within the Technogym MyWellness cloud based ecosystem.
The aim is a ‘human-like’ virtual coach which is able to interact with clients using natural language and offer personalised training programs based on goals and context conditions such as weather, agenda, health conditions, food intake.
This integration with IBM Watson’s cognitive computing and IoT technologies will enrich TECHNOGYM’s MyWellness platform – with further capabilities of interacting with the user, managing data and evaluating results thanks to a cognitive coach that will guide users while working out.
The ability to provide continual assistance through the virtual coach when clients are travelling or training outdoors is a major benefit for club operators and personal trainers.
The collaboration further enhances TECHNOGYM’s unique digital offerings within the fitness and wellness field, confirming the company’s focus on continuous innovation and technological research. In 1996 TECHNOGYM launched the first software system to manage training at the gym, followed by the introduction of the first TV screen integrated
in a piece of fitness equipment in 2003. In 2007 TECHNOGYM introduced online fitness equipment and in 2012 they were the first brand to introduce cloud technology in the fitness arena, connecting people, equipment and fitness facilities and thereby reinventing the way people access to wellness and health.
“Our goal has always been to offer our users a personalised training experience via connected equipment, services and content capable of interacting with them, understanding their deep motivation and needs, and delivering results,” said Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of TECHNOGYM. “Our collaboration with IBM represents a further step towards the creation of increasingly customised and engaging training for our clients”.