New Technogym device tracks physical activity
Dubai, December 4, 2011
Technogym, a leading global developer of fitness equipment, will be launching a unique portable device that tracks levels of physical activity at the ongoing World Diabetes Congress 2011 in Dubai.
My Wellness Key monitors the intensity and duration of all physical activity over the course of a routine day, both during typical activity and through sessions at the gym.
The compact device records and stores information – including the intensity of movement, miles walked and calories burnt – which can later be accessed through a web portal to track the individual’s physical activity and progress by the user, a personal trainer or a supervising doctor, who can provide valuable medical advice and feedback on the basis of accurate data.
This motivates key holders to augment their daily movement by providing immediate visual feedback, encouraging users to increase their activity day after day towards achieving their goals and enhancing overall wellbeing.
Based on the user’s lifestyle and personal parameters, the doctor assigns a daily activity target allowing users to challenge themselves to meet these goals.
“The defining feature of My Wellness Key is that it is able to monitor every single movement of the person wearing it, who is advised to wear the device everywhere they go and on a daily basis. The more the user moves, the faster the bar will fill towards reaching the ultimate daily target,” explained Christian Dietrich, managing director of Technogym Emirates.
In addition, as part of its ‘Exercise is Medicine’ campaign, Technogym will be exhibiting metabolic solutions, including the Recline bike and Chest Press, which have been specifically developed to aid in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Dietrich said, “It has been proven that implementing the correct structured physical activity into a patient’s daily regime, calculated according to what works best with their Body Mass Index and medical history, and as prescribed by medical professionals and sports therapists, the threat of chronic diseases can be reduced significantly.”
“Up to 40 per cent of diabetes patients also suffer from obesity making it apparent that a surefire way to tackle the disease is to encourage more movement and a healthier lifestyle overall,” concluded Dietrich.
The congress, organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from December 4 to 8.
The World Diabetes Congress 2011 is aimed at bringing together over 15,000 medical professionals from across the globe to discuss a range of topics within the field of diabetes research and treatment. – TradeArabia News Service