Intelligent sportswear with real-time audio coaching
Intelligent sportswear with real-time audio coaching
Muscle activity measurement apparel: Mbody Coach - intelligent shorts with real-time audio-coaching and embedded EMG technology!
Muscle activity measurement apparel: Mbody Coach - intelligent shorts with real-time audio-coaching and embedded EMG technology! Read more
About this project
Marko Yrjövuori, Therapist for the Los Angeles Lakers
"Muscle Balance and proper activation are the keys to prevent injuries. Mbody gives me a valuable tool to analyze correct movement patterns on my Athletes", says Yrjövuori.
Per Lundstam, Redbull North America
“I have used Mbody product in a few different ways, it has been used to look into efficiencies in biking, it helps rehabilitation to look at the engagement to muscles in the different movements in the different stages. I think the Mbody product fits and will fit very well with many fitness programs and athlete programs in the future”, summarizes Lundstam.
Wired: “This has the potential to be a great training tool,” Kate Tenforde, an Olympic long-distance runner and staff member at RunCoach. “Muscle imbalance causes many overuse injuries. Decreasing muscle imbalance could be a huge benefit for all athletes.”
Myontec Mbody is the world’s most unique wireless muscle-load tracking technology on the market. All this covered by compression shorts and mobile app.
Currently, Myontec Mbody is being used by elite athletes and professional sports teams from all over the world. Now we’re making Myontec Mbody the perfect companion for those who want to have better insights and performance from their exercise routine. Myontec Mbody monitors your muscle load, balance and ratio, heart rate and cadence in order to provide you with data that helps you to be healthier, to better understand your body and to be a better athlete.
Now our goal is to bring this proven technology together with the audio-coaching system to sports enthusiasts like you!
Wearable Audio Coach
With your support we will develop the real-time audio coaching function, to transform the intelligent Myontec Mbody gadget-sportswear system into your best training partner possible: Mbody Coach.
With Mbody Coach you will receive insights delivered straight to your ears. Information such as analyzed muscle performance, overload warnings, problem detection warning, training instructions and other analyzed information is all based on bio signals from your body.
Mbody Coach features include:
Muscle load readings and common bio signals are transmitted from the smart wear to your mobile device wirelessly and from your mobile device to your ears as a friendly, yet firm coach voice. With the Mbody voice feature you'll be able to train under professional-style coaching in real-time and in any training conditions.
Mbody Coach in-depth analysis:
Mbody Coach will give you audible alerts straight to your ears so you will recognize problems like overload, imbalance, insufficient relaxation levels, etc. With this information you will be able to improve your problem detection.
Mbody Coach will give you insights into your technique and performance. In addition to this, Mbody Coach will provide you with features for comprehensive post-exercise analysis and access to our cloud service in Movescount.com platform. You will also have access to social media sharing functions.
The technology integrated in Myontec Mbody measures the electrical activity of the muscles (EMG, electromyography). Myontec Mbody is the first product to utilize this technology in real-time sports performance analysis, regardless of the environment or the type of sport. Our technology is validated by scientific articles, tested and proven by universities and high level training centers, and is used by professional athletes and top level sports organizations from around the world.
Mbody Coach will allow total freedom of movement due to its wearable and wireless characteristics.
Mbody Coach components
Demonstrating Mbody Use
Software & Compatibility
Myontec Technology Validation
See other validation articles in Physiological Measurement, PlosOne and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journals, in our community page.
“I have used Mbody product in a few different ways, it has been used to look into efficiencies in biking, it helps rehabilitations to look at the engagement to muscles in the different movements in the different stages”
“I think the Mbody product fits and will fit very well with many fitness programs and athlete programs in the future”
“when I was a rider I always had problems when I was going up a hill straight from the start and I wasn’t warm enough…with this shorts we can actually know how much each rider should be doing the warm up before he goes to the race”
We are an enthusiastic company composed of professionals living in the North of the North who are passionate about Sports.
Risks and challenges
This is the first time bringing an audio coaching product like Mbody Coach to general consumers. Therefore we may face unexpected challenges in generating audio functions in mobile app due to needed data calculation capacity and complexity in algorithms.
Even though Myontec Mbody is very easy-to-use product, it is technically quite complex system including microelectronics, fine mechanics, clothing fabrics with embedded conductive sensor elements and compression ability as well as mobile software linked to cloud service. Some of the components and materials are purchased from one single supplier, which may cause delays in production, product launch and product shipments.
Current Mbody MCell module utilizes standard wireless Bluetooth data transmission. For the next versions including Low Energy Bluetooth (BLE) data transmission with variety of mobile phones plus both iOS and Android Apps, we cannot guarantee full compatibility, functionality and quality until thorough test procedures are completed. We will continue our technical tests, debugging and improvements before the final launch and until deliveries are started.
In spite of the risks and challenges we’ll do everything needed to achieve our targets in time and with high quality. We’ll keep all our supporters regularly informed about the progress and possibly revised plans.
Myontec’s team and our subcontractors are very experienced in High Tech product development and production. First Mbody product version has been in volume production almost for one year. Our proven manufacturing, testing, quality assurance and logistics capabilities ensure that we are able to respond to high scale demand with the new product version.
GENERAL SAFETY AND PRODUCT INFORMATION:
We want you to enjoy your Myontec experience to the fullest. Therefore, please read carefully the product manuals accompanying the Myontec products before you use the Myontec products.
Consult your doctor before starting or modifying your exercise program. Myontec products are intended to assist you in your fitness and sports activities, and are not intended to replace – but to be used in conjunction with - your overall regimen of exercise, training, diet, coaching, and medical advice from your doctor. Myontec products are designed to provide you with data from your muscles and suggestions on how to interpret the data, but they are not a replacement for your own judgment and medical advice from your doctor. Your heart rate and other physiological functions are affected by a variety of individual factors that Myontec products are not designed to specifically account for, such as (but not limited to) smoking, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, asthma, and medication or supplements you may be taking,
Consult your doctor if you have a pacemaker or other implanted device before you use Myontec products to measure your heart rate and other physiological functions. Only your doctor will be able to tell you if you can safely use the Myontec products. Myontec products are not medical devices and cannot be used or relied upon to provide medical diagnoses. Myontec and its staff are not licensed medical professionals.
Electromyography measures the electrical changes in your muscle as they contract and generate force. The more your nervous system orders your muscles to contract and produce force, the higher the electrical discharge. Hence, the EMG measures your muscles degree of activity or loading.
EMG can inform about the current state of your muscle in an accurate and rapid manner. EMG provides you a window to the real 'engine' in your body as it is the muscles that actually move you in your exercises. The nature of EMG signal is very instantaneous and exact, compared to for example heart rate which gives you more general overview of your system.
Definetely. EMG has been in wide use with researchers and clinicianists for decades. Mbody provides the specs of a full fledged EMG measurement device and takes it out of the laboratory for your reach. Click validation studies for Mbody here http://www.knowyourmuscles.com/index.php…
Mbody is designed to measure the biggest muscle groups in our legs as they do the most of the work in most of the movement activities, quadriceps and hamstrings. In theory, Mbody can recognize more than 4000 levels of loading in each of those muscle groups, which we consider very accurate.
Mbody is brought in six different sizes ranging from XS to XXL so there should be a right size for everyone. We will inquire you about the correct size with the size chart given at the time of delivery. NOTE: XS and XXL sizes are available only in March 2015.
We will provide a simple size chart with key specs so you can determine your correct size as easily as possible.
The rechargeable battery lasts more than 12 hours in recording mode.
A charging cable with common USB-terminal is provided within the package. You can recharge your device from a common computer or use a transformer from a power outlet.
Yes. The warranty is two years for the electronics, a year for the battery and half a year for the shorts.
Yes, we have special pledges for teams including 5 kits each.
As soon as the campaign goal is reached we will begin a process to broaden our shorts collection. With the 'early bird' you are given less options for the shorts model whilst in 'goal pledge' you can choose from a wide variety of shorts.
Each backer is entitled to all software updates. However, we cannot guarantee all features in software to be available during the early bird shipments. Audio features are build in the March software update.
Currently we use 3rd party Heart rate and Cycling Power monitors. Actually, most of the Heart rate belts and Power monitors using Bluetooth Smart are supported in our software.
Additionally we are also in process of developing other hi-tech solutions for measuring heart rate.
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