Zibrio SmartScale: the world’s first connected balance scale
Zibrio is not your run-of-the-mill scale. Yes it does give you your weight, but in addition this it also tracks your balance and fall risk.
You might be asking yourself, why would I want to track these metrics. Astronauts and scientists have known for decades about the importance of monitoring your balance. It is an important element of your health and all movement. It is also a key component of fitness, along with strength, endurance and flexibility. It’s no wonder balance training is all the rage these days.
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You simply stand on the scale for 60 seconds to get a score on how well you are balancing. The scale works by measuring the pressure underneath your feet and micro movements that your body is making. The AI then works out where the patterns of stability and instability are. A score below 3 means poor balance and high risk of falling. Scores above 7 indicate you are in the clear.
The accompanying smartphone app helps you learn how to improve your score by letting you know what is helping and what is hurting your balance. The software also lets you track your balance over time.
To ensure accuracy, the company has conducted clinical trials in partnership with UT Physicians, Memorial Hermann Hospital and two physical therapy clinics. These validated the Zibrio measurements against the gold standard in clinical balance measurement and fall risk assessment.
Zibrio sounds like a very unique product that could be useful for older folks, those recovering from injuries, serious athletes and more. With 16 days to go, the Indiegogo campaign to make it a reality is about half-way to its goal.
Price: $199 and up
$10,515 raised out of $20,000 goal
16 days left
Estimated delivery: August 2019
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