The next generation of Fit for Green is continuing to inch forward. We’ve completed equipment selection including the Android hardware shown in the picture, as opposed to the open-frame beta ones shown in previous posts. We also have the initial equipment that will be used along with it; an upright bike and a lateral trainer from a company called Helix. Over the coming weeks we hope to post some video of the prototype build out for a multi-unit Fit for Green install. By the end of the year the goal is to have a fully tested prototype that can be deployed and validated in a commercial gym.
This week’s update is on the technical side. It is a necessary step to ensure the quality of the integration between the console and equipment as well as the quality of the data that gets displayed. In the attached video I will demonstrate some of the statistics and some of the process used to accomplish this.
As mentioned in previous posts, work has started on the new Fit for Green console program. This video is a short glimpse of the user interface to help give the stake-holders an idea of the data and the tracking that will be provided in the first version.
In the coming weeks we plan to have a set of milestone accomplishments that we will use to lead us to a working beta. Once we get an approximate date locked down we’ll be looking for candidates to try it out! Ideally we’ll get to place it in a local university gym for 30 to 90 days so that we can gather feedback and make improvements before releasing the first version.
Click on the picture to view the demonstration and watch for more updates in the coming weeks!
I had the pleasure to speak at the house of genius in Los Angeles a little over a month ago and someone asked me a very simple question about Fit for Green: “what would you consider success 5 years from now?”. My answer was, broad adoption of fitness-generated electricity but as I took more time to think about it our dream is bigger than that. Our dream is to influence the younger generation to care more about their health and their environment. Read more