One of the biggest mistake that people make when exercising with weights is they do it wrong. This is especially true with free weights, whether you are talking about 5 lbs or 50 lbs, lifting dumb bells correctly is the key to building muscles and preventing injuries. That is the concept behind the prototype Diesel Dog LLC is working on. They are developing a system which connects dumb bells to an application on a Smart Phone, either iOs or Android via Bluetooth. The application then keeps a record of the wave lengths of an exercise as you do it. The idea is a trainer would perform the exercise first correctly and there would be a record of their wave lengths. Then as the client preformed the exercise they could tell if they were doing it right or wrong based on whether their wave lengths matched the trainers. Diesel Dog LLC is also looking at other visual cues to use other then wave lengths, such as trying to match circles. Eric Zorij of Diesel Dog stated they are trying to add the ability to connect to social networks such as Twitter or Facebook into the finished project.
The Bluetooth barbell concept was a finalist in the Bluetooth Innovation World Cup of 2011. They just started developing the prototype little over five weeks ago and are continuing to improve it, they hope to have it in the iOS and Android Market as soon as they can.
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