The challenge, met by Age Impulse, is to make Pr. Billat's method accessible to as many people as possible through a mobile digital health solution (Mobile Application – AI).
Two scientific studies and multiple field tests were conducted over many months for the development of mobile digital solution algorithms.
During the field study, it was necessary two hours in the laboratory to equip each person and prepare them for a characterization test of their shape. The test then lasted about thirty minutes. Reference scientific equipment is used that cost 40K and require competent human resources and time to calibrate them, properly equip the user and exploit the results:
- The K5 from Cosmed© consists of a mask connected to an electronic box that can be worn like a backpack. This case is a portable gas exchange analyzer. This is the 4th generation of the most popular portable metabolic system, a breakthrough in the field of exercise physiology and human performance evaluation. The K5 reaps the benefits of more than 25 years of experience with metabolic systems.
- A pectoral belt, heart rate monitor that also provides metrics for walking and running.
- A power sensor, STRYD © that is worn on the shoes, it allows to evaluate the ground support power of each step.
- An activity GPS tracker watch.
How did the test go at Age Impulse?
Participants were asked to walk or run, depending on their abilities, for 14 minutes. The instruction was based on the perception of the difficulty of their effort.
Make 5 minutes with an Easy feeling, follow with 5 minutes to a middle feeling and finish 4 minutes with an Intense sensation.
The results led to the development of equations for form characterization and an engine of personalized, daily, stress-based training recommendations that can be implemented in the Age Impulse mobile health solution.
They were also formulated through 30 years of experience, with a database acquired from reference analyzers, validated internationally in scientific publications, and field tests. This solution also allows the injection of the human via advice from coaches.
"I discovered a very interesting approach to sensations. It's a playful test that doesn't push you to surpass yourself but only to give yourself a few minutes."
"Laboratory equipment, although apparently optimized for outdoor mobility, is quite cumbersome. I can't wait to get Age Impulse's minimalist solution."
"Devoting 2 hours to equipping and almost 3 hours in total for a test, not to mention travel time and costs do not reasonably track my fitness and progress."