About this project
WE WALK EVERYDAY.
But people just simply forget how important the proper walking habit is. Arki is a gentle coach that analyzes your unique walking patterns to help you walk right with confidence. It tells your physical body balance and can be used as a biometric solution on the top of the basic activity tracking functions. Also, you can monitor all of the information via an iOS or Android application
ZIKTO believes EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS.
Do you know how many miles the average person walks in their lifetime?
The American Podiatric Medical Association says the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles - more than four times the circumference of the globe.
Walking is an everyday activity, but not everyone achieves good walking posture during their busy lives. However, good posture can lead to a healthier and more confident lifestyle.
Arki can be your daily walking coach. All you need to do is wear Arki on your wrist and Arki will take care of the rest, letting you bring a good walking posture into your life.
I. Walking Posture Adjustment: Sound Walking
Arki measures your swing speed, rotation angle with respect to gravity, transferred vibration from the feet and more. Based on these measurements, Arki learns your walking habits, such as looking at a smartphone while walking or putting a hand in a pocket.
So what is Sound Walking? What exactly does Arki do?
Arki detects your poor walking habits and gives you real-time haptic feedback to your wrist to promote Sound Walking.
Of course, you can check your daily, weekly, and monthly Sound Walking progress via the smartphone app.
<Live Demo from ARKI LAB I>
II. Body Balance Analysis
No one has a perfectly balanced body, and by extension, left and right arm swings cannot be identical. Arki utilizes this imperfection to compare the two swings to find out the extent of your body’s imbalance.
Normally, you wear Arki on your preferred side. But if you wear Arki on the other arm once a week or month, Arki can collect data from both arms. In this way, Arki can tell you which part of your body is imbalanced and provide a personalized workout recommendation by fitness professionals and physical therapists to get your body balance back. Currently, we are collaborating with a top medical center and private gym to verify our body balance solution.
<Live Demo from ARKI LAB II>
III. Biometric Authentication
A walking pattern is unique. Everyone has a different walking pattern and this can be used as a biometrics method, just like your fingerprints. Arm swing size, average tempo, rotation angle, frequency and many other features are used to characterize your walk. By just moving your mouse back and forth with Arki on your wrist, you can unlock your computer or smartphone.
Plus, Arki is compatible with your Smart Thermostat at home. Once Arki detects you sleeping, your thermostat will turn down to your ideal temperature.
<Live Demo from ARKI LAB III>
IV. Activity Tracker
Arki, of course, featured the basic functions of activity tracker.
V. Arki as a Fashion Accessory
Unlike any other current activity trackers in the market, Arki matches well with suits, casuals and activity outfits, thanks to the varied choice of interchangeable straps like luxury watches.
Based on feedbacks from the backers, we would like to announce our stretch goals!
- $200K: Free Additional Mysterious Strap for all packages
- $300K: Add Running Posture Adjustment function
Please share with your friends and families to reach our next target!!
Quality over Quantity: Arki provides much more detail about your day so you can change your walking habits
How we got here: Our core design concept is that Arki should match with any and all attire and occasions, and be worn as a fashion item. We’ve tested tons of prototypes to achieve this goal. Unlike any other current activity trackers in the market, Arki matches well with suits, casuals and activity outfits.
We have built our prototypes and pared up with wearable-specialized R&D/Manufacturer, Visionscape, to bring Arki to your wrist. Now, we need your help to take the next steps. We will use these Kickstarter funds for Operations, Manufacturing, R&D, Design and Marketing to deliver Arki to our backers.
Risks and challenges
Please note that our product is still in development. We have a fully functional working prototypes which will be significantly improved for the mass production.
To fit all the components into the current design, we are working very closely with our very experienced manufacturer to minimize any impact on appearance.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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