Fit Me Up

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  • business & concepts
  • coding
  • design & art
  • healthcare

Project Blog

Link to the blog - 20.2.2017

The brief

Activity and fitness trackers are nowadays common in everyday life. However, the information they provide, such as heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled and so on is rarely used beyond that. TesKu Oy wants to change that by using such data to provide meaningful insights on what these numbers actually represent to a person’s physical condition and well-being.

The background

Tesku Oy (Testaus- ja kuntotutkimusasema) was founded in 1995. The company works under permission of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland and it is specialized in preventive healthcare through fitness.

In collaboration with the TUT, TesKu has developed complex excel-macros. One of these measures heart rate and speed, and a second one measures lactic acid levels on top of the previous measurements. Over 80000 people have perform tests for the creation of these macros. Now it is time to build the missing element to this puzzle and turn this into a fully functional solution, in order to help the company accelerate its growth.

The problem

The company has developed a set of excel-macros which are able to estimate important threshold heart rates and other information based on specific input data. The problem is that this data comes from performing precise tests, which can be difficult for a user to perform, measure and keep track of, especially when done manually. This is where you come in, we want you to develop an application through which a person is able to test their own physical condition anywhere and anytime.

Essentially the user performs a set of specific tests. First and foremost, this app needs to guide the user step by step in order to perform the test optimally. The app will then collect vital information such as heart rate, distance and time, through wearable devices (such as heart monitors) and GPS-tracking devices. This data will be then processed for the user to get more accurate information on their actual well-being, beyond the typical heart rate and calories burned.

Project Skills:

The ideal team should consist of coders (mobile developing), designers (UX/UI), students in the field of healthcare with a specific interest in fitness testing (research topics could be born from this project) and students in management and business. Though the project seems semi-rigid, there will be plenty of room for the students’ creativity during the implementation.