Stonecrysus: An Intelligent Health App & Activity Tracker
Stonecrysus: An Intelligent Health App & Activity Tracker
The first app and wearable activity tracker that learns how much you need to eat, sleep, and move to achieve your goals. MD developed.
The first app and wearable activity tracker that learns how much you need to eat, sleep, and move to achieve your goals. MD developed. Read more
For some of us the moment strikes when we're digging through our closet trying to find something to wear and way in the back we pull out our favorite pair of jeans from last year. We're so excited to have found them, until we slip them on and the button is two inches from reaching the hole.
For many of us the moment hits us after 6 months of busting our butts in the gym only to see minimal or disappointing gains.
For others still the moment comes when we walk into a room and instantly feel like there are 100 eyeballs on us snickering about how big our arms look.
And for a lot of us the moment hits when we look into the mirror and see a different person than we want to.
We've all had the desire to lose weight, improve our athletic performance, get back into shape, or just generally be healthier but wanting to and knowing how are two very different things.
With so many diet plans, exercise routines, and expert advice available, the whole process quickly becomes overwhelming.
The health improvement industry is filled with a countless number of products. And while many of the products or routines might work for some people, to suggest that they will work for everyone is ludicrous!
The truth is, your health is as unique as your fingerprint. What is required for your health improvement is different than what is necessary for your husband, wife, best friend, colleague, or anyone else for that matter.
We're here to make things a little easier.
Stonecrysus is an intelligent health & fitness management smartphone app and wearable activity tracker developed by an MD.
Stonecrysus’s intelligent software analyzes your habits to determine how your lifestyle choices impact your health. With every entry you make, Stonecrysus becomes more accurate and individualized for YOU.
So how does it do it? Stonecrysus doesn't rely on calorie counts, portion sizes or even steps.
Stonecrysus uses actual data to determine how foods and activities affect your body.
For example, Stonecrysus doesn't define an apple as 70 calories. Instead it looks at how an apple has affected you in the past to determine how it will affect you today, based on your current health.
The same is true with activity. Stonecrysus doesn't define a mile run as 125 calories burned. It looks at how running a mile has affected you in the past to determine how it will affect you today, based on your current health and fitness.
Based on your goal and its understanding of your body, Stonecrysus recommends:
- How much to eat
- When to eat
- What to eat
- How much activity to do
- What type of activity to do
- And even tells you how well you slept
Stonecrysus is so intelligent that it can tell whether your weight change is a result of real weight (either muscle or fat) or from some other factor such as water retention.
Whether your goal is to lose 10 pounds, add 5 pounds of muscle, or anything else on the health improvement spectrum, Stonecrysus will be your guide.
Based on your goal and its understanding of your body, Stonecrysus provides personalized daily goals and recommendations about how to eat, sleep, and move.
No need to count calories, portion sizes, or anything else for that matter. Just pick what you have eaten from the comprehensive menu and add the amount you have eaten to the plate on your Stonecrysus app.
Stonecrysus learns how foods affect your health. Stonecrysus will suggest types of food to eat so you can achieve your health goal faster than you thought possible!
Understanding how your body is changing takes more than knowing how many steps you have taken. You need to consider how much and what type of activity you are doing.
The stone tracks many different kinds of activities:
- Cardio machines (elliptical, treadmill, etc.)
- Weight lifting
Stonecrysus will give you varying amounts of activity credit based on how strenuous the activity. For example, 30 minutes of weight lifting will yield more activity credit than walking around the block for 30 minutes.
Because the stone has tremendous processing power, it delivers accuracy unmatched by any other wearable.
The stone syncs to your Stonecrysus app via bluetooth.
(All wearing accessories are included with your purchase of Stonecrysus!)
The Stonecrysus sleep monitoring system utilizes a learning algorithm. This means the stone knows what a good night of sleep means for you.
All you have to do is wear the stone at night. In the morning just sync your stone to the app and easily determine how well you slept the night before.
BIRN stands for Basic Internal Requirement Needs. Your BIRN is the energy your body uses to keep its vital organs (heart, lung, etc.) running.
Everybody’s BIRN is unique and extremely difficult to calculate, so despite its tremendous impact on health, most people and products don't calculate or consider it.
Well, disregard no more! Stonecrysus calculates your BIRN for you and applies it to your health change algorithm.
Most of us are not experts when it comes to biology, kinesiology or any other “-ology.” When we see numbers and graphs it can easily become overwhelming.
With its patented arc technology, Stonecrysus takes the stress out of achieving your health goal. In less than a second you can determine how your health is changing instantaneously and how it has changed over time.
Stonecrysus uses more than 35 data points to determine how specific behaviors affect your health. This data is displayed in an intuitive and easy-to-understand way on your app.
The power of Stonecrysus does not stop there, however. The Stonecrysus reporting and analytics platform allows you to monitor your habits and your progress at an even more detailed level.
You can also grant your trainer, nutritionist, doctor, or anyone else permission to analyze your data!
But it doesn’t stop there either! In recent years, the medical community has increasingly relied on data trends to discover correlations between specific behaviors and health events. With lifestyle choices accounting for nearly 50% of disease, and 200,000 preventable deaths per year, analyzing behavioral choices can be of extreme value to the medical community.
We plan to share these trends not only with the medical community but with you as well, so everyone can strengthen their understanding of how their lifestyle choices could impact their health in the long-term.
That means just by using Stonecrysus you are contributing to the improvement of not only your health, but the health of your friends, family, community members, and even the world!
Protecting your data is of the utmost importance to us. No data can be traced to an individual user. We will take every precaution to ensure that your privacy is protected including becoming HIPAA compliant even though we are not required by law to do so.
In a world dominated by lifestyle disease and obesity, it's time to take control. Stonecrysus aims to make a dent in the way people live, but we'll take all the help we can get. We have created a comprehensive reporting and analytics platform with which you can track your clients' progress, create custom graphs, make recommendations and so much more.
Whether you are an MD, trainer, chiropractor, nutritionist, or any other type of health practitioner, the Stonecrysus platform decidedly supplements your ability to provide your patients/ clients the best service possible.
The reporting and analytics platform refreshes every ten minutes. On the platform, not only can you record notes, but you can also message your patients directly to their Stonecrysus app.
The platform collects more than 35 data points about each user. You can map any of these data against each other meaning there are nearly countless things you can analyze.
For example, let's say you're a trainer who has a client that wants to gain five pounds of muscle in four months. So, you put together a program that you believe will allow your client to achieve that goal. At the end of first month you head to the platform to check his progress but you notice his weight has actually gone down.
So you map protein intake, weightlifting activity, and weight. You notice on the graph that while he has been working out enough, he hasn't been eating enough protein to sustain muscle growth.
From the platform you can easily take care of that issue. Here are a few things you can do:
- Remind him to pick up the protein intake via direct message
- Create a custom meal plan for him
- Increase the protein intake goal displayed on his Stonecrysus app
This is just one example to illustrate the power of the platform but its capabilities are limitless.
More about the Weightless Scale: For A LOT of people the hardest part of improving their health is having to face the scale. Our wireless scale connects directly to your Stonecrysus app so you never have to see your weight if you choose not to. Instead, Stonecrysus will show you a red, yellow or green dot indicating whether your weight has gone up, down or remained constant.
- Bluetooth transceiver and antenna
- Tri-axial accelerometer
- Mag flux sensor
- Minute counter
- Daily counter
- Bluetooth transceiver and antenna
- Dimensions: 1.4" W x 1.4" L x .47" H
- Weight: 3 ounces
- Battery life: ~5 days with normal use
- Recharge time from empty to full: ~3 hours
At this point we have a completely functional android app and 100 completely functional stones which we have been using for beta testing.
If we achieve our goal of $100,000 we will build an iOS app and order our first production run of stones from our manufacturer.
As mentioned in our video, we've been hard at work for almost five years perfecting our health change and activity tracking algorithms.
The project started as a self-imposed challenge to see if we could quantify individual metabolism. At this time I was still in college and my Dad was practicing cardiology full-time (as he still is). As we continued to develop the product we realized its enormous potential to help people as a comprehensive lifestyle management tool.
Ever since, we have been working to perfect all of our algorithms. In our pursuit of creating Stonecrysus we accomplished some really amazing things:
- While many products rely on measures that are extremely loosely correlated to metabolism such as heart rate or skin temperature Stonecrysus's intelligent algorithms can figure out what each user's metabolism is.
- Our intelligent algorithms are exceptionally accurate when it comes to understanding your body. They can even figure out if weight gain/loss is a result of real change (muscle or fat) or if the change occurred as a result of some other factor such as water weight.
- The stone (our activity tracker) is the most accurate and advanced wearable available.
We're proud that with a little help from friends and family we have bootstrapped our way to a completely functional app and completely functional prototypes of the stone, band, and scale.
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Risks and challenges
1) A challenge that faces any product with electric componentry is ensuring that the firmware is stable and without bugs. For those unfamiliar, firmware is the program code contained within an object that allows it to perform the basic functions. For example, firmware allows a microwave to actually heat something up instead of being a block of plastic taking up room on your countertop.
We have done extensive testing with our stones to ensure that there are no bugs in the firmware and feel confident that the firmware will not present any challenges.
2) The stone is a very complicated piece of engineering with many component parts. Making sure that everything fits exactly right can be a challenge when you're working with anything that small and with that many parts.
We have addressed this challenge by creating molds that will be used during the assembly process. These molds allow for the components to be in exactly the right place for every stone produced.
3) While we have a fully developed Android app that is extremely stable, there is still a challenge in duplicating it for iOS. While we know that we can get it up and running on iOS, we will still need to do testing to get any bugs worked out.
4) A challenge in developing a product to be compatible with Apple products is that it must be MFi certified. Also, your manufacturer must carry the same distinction.
Apple's requirement changes the economics of the market place as the number of suppliers is reduced. Thus many manufacturers require an increased production run in order to get time on their line.
We have already obtained our MFi certification and we have built relationships with manufacturers. We just need to build the demand so the manufacturers will produce the stone. If we achieve our goal on Kickstarter, we should have no problem getting time on the manufacturer's line.
5) There is a tremendous amount of data that is passed from the Stonecrysus app to the Reporting and Analytics Platform. Because there is so much dynamic data, complications can arise in the database.
As a result, there could be delays in the completion of the database, however we have already begun the build and have worked through many of the projected issues.
6) There are always inherent risks when it comes to protecting user data. However, making sure that your information is secure is of the utmost importance to us.
Not only will we anonymize your data so it can't be traced to an individual user, but we will take additional precautions such as making our database HIPAA compliant even though we are not required by law to do so.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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