‘Connected Fitness’ is the new norm in this era of digital and home fitness program preferences as it helps fitness enthusiasts connect their fitness goals with their screen life. In the world of “Connected Fitness”, the latest entry from the Korean startup Omolle Inc. – a unique smart mat service – is MATIV, which makes fitness at home interactive and entertaining.

feed- offers fitness video streaming such as YouTube, at the same time collects user training data with the Smart Mat and, depending on the real-time situation, offers various feedback and interactions to enable users to enjoy a pleasant workout.

Mat analyzes data and gives real-time feedback

The Omolle service offers networked fitness with intelligent mats and armbands that collect data on the user’s foot and arm movements during exercise. The data collected provides an interactive fitness tech service based on body weight exercises. The Smart Mat from MATIV, embedded with 40,000 sensors, a 6-axis IMU sensor and an AI algorithm, differentiates between almost 300 movements and analyzes the training performance in real time. The sensor and algorithm of the smartband analyze arm movement, arm position and speed.

The collected data of the exercise movements are analyzed and displayed in real time and after exercise on the screen, so that the users can see the calories burned, their ranking and their exercise value. MATIV’s AI recognizes the training situation in real time and offers various interactive functions such as the trainer’s voice feedback, the display of the calories burned and encouragement tools so that you can experience training with a personal trainer at home. MATIV offers a range of training videos with more opportunities to explore new exercises such as dancing or kickboxing. Minki Kang, CEO of Omolle, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer a new type of connected fitness service with intelligent mats in a market that is dominated by treadmills and indoor cycling.”

Omolle’s expansion plans

Omolle secured the original technology after applying for a patent for the technology used in MATIV. The company has registered 50 different patents, trademarks and designs both in Korea and abroad. Thirteen patents and other intellectual property rights have already been registered.

The startup is officially launching the product next month, but its beta test results have shown a greater interest in workouts from participants. Additionally, the company’s Kickstarter helped raise $ 200,000 for the service in April 2021. Omolle has been selected for the Amazon Launchpad program and plans to sell its products through Amazon after the official launch. Omolle’s revenue model is based on mat sales and video subscriptions.

The company plans to roll out its service in the United States by September 2021. Omolle’s plans for the future are to expand through various integrations and collaborations with various technology sectors such as the hotel industry, sleep technology, smart cities, etc.

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