SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2016, Naked Labs, which is a Silicon Valley fitness tech startup, has unveiled the first 3D Fitness Tracker, which can scan the entire human body using a mirror and a scale.
It measure the subject’s weight and body contours and uses the data to calculate body fat percentage and also reveal if the visits to the gym are effective in removing the excess flab.
The device is the brainchild of Farhad Farahbakhshian CEO and the co-founder of Naked Labs who wanted to help people gauge the effectiveness of the visits to the gym.
Farhad said that he had seen many people lose hope and were dropping out because they could not know if they are losing weight. The subjects are unaware; their bodies have changed drastically.
The device starts the moment the subject steps on the scale in front of the mirror. The subjects stand on a turntable which starts rotating slowly, and it scans the body in 20 seconds. The data is then transferred to a cloud, and the results can be seen on your cell phone via an app.
Farah said that the data of weight and volumetric data enables the calculation much in the same way as the other hydrostatic body fat calculators use when they immerse you in a body of water.
Among the hi-tech components which the device use include an Intel Atom quad-core processor, an Intel RealSense 3D camera, a 63-inch high mirror, and a 14.5-inch disc. It can measure weights up to 330 pounds. The device has foolproof security measures, and the app comes with fingerprint authentication
Founded in 2015, the company has ten employees on its payroll. Farahbakhshian has been toying with the idea for the last five years.
Taking help from New Enterprise Associates and others they managed to raise a multi-million dollar seed and is today rubbing shoulders with scanners at gyms that cost more than $10,000. The high-tech mirror and rotating scale are available for presale for $500.