The fitness gadget market is cluttered with products that aim to motivate users with irrelevant / inapplicable data. What if the data was removed altogether? What if a more human and motivating form of feedback was given?
Research indicates that seeing physical body change during a fitness regime is by far the most motivating factor in continuing on.
My silhouette design pre-empts the visible change one would see by using a real time application.
‘silhouette’ is an app and wrist band that encourages body-shaping exercise by visually representing progress in real time. Information recorded via a wristband during exercise is translated, and then displayed, on a smart device as iconic triangular symbols representing body shape. Exercise measured at a high heart rate (in the burn) is signified by a green triangle. Not hitting desired heart rate, is displayed by a red inverted triangle. The aim is to get these triangles (and your body shape) to move into a more desirable silhouette.
The app is set as a real time home screen, providing a constant reminder of ones progress or lack of.