Just two months ago, we covered Munich-based Kaia Health’s round of €8.8 million for its app to treat chronic back pain. Founded in 2016, Kaia already counts over 250k users for its back pain app, and has also recently developed an app to help treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, with ambitions to treat more chronic health conditions via apps.
Now, the Kaia has launched Kaia Personal Trainer, the world’s first full-body virtual personal training app which tracks exercises, creates personalised fitness plans, counts reps and provides real-time audio feedback.
The Kaia Personal Trainer app was developed with physiotherapists and fitness experts. It combines AI-powered motion tracking technology and personalised training to offer a customised full-body workout featuring a variety of exercises, such as the side plank, bridge and reverse crunch. With the app, Kaia aims to democratise access to professional physical training and wellness feedback worldwide.
To activate Kaia Personal Trainer, users stand seven feet away from their smartphone camera and begin exercising with video instructions. The app tracks physical activity with a 16-point system that compares the metrics of actual movement against ideal movement, including the relative positions of limbs and joints, and the angles between them. Kaia Personal Trainer counts the number of reps and provides users with instant, personalised real-time audio feedback, advice, and encouragement to improve fitness and performance.
Kaia Personal Trainer covers all relevant body parts and muscle groups, including the lower back, core, glutes and hamstrings, and its AI-powered motion tracking technology adjusts the difficulty level and exercise based on the user’s feedback.
“Kaia Personal Trainer is a full-body workout in your pocket,” said Maximilian Strobel, Head of AI Lab at Kaia Health. “It uses tech to offer you the experience of a personal trainer anywhere, with real-time performance metrics – without the expensive personal trainer fees. The app puts users in control of their exercise performance with a virtual personal trainer which accompanies their every step. This fosters more intimate connections, establishing a relationship by becoming a part of their everyday routine and integrating with their fitness goals.”
Kaia Personal Trainer is available on smartphones and tablets on iOS via the Apple App Store, and will be released on Android in Q2 2019. The first 7 days of the program are available free within the free trial offer. In the US, the Kaia Personal Trainer app costs $29.99 for three months afterwards. The app is currently still free outside of the US.