SMARTfit® Explained by founder and CEO - Cathi Lamberti
SMARTfit’s proprietary operating system is made up of a combination of four software and hardware components that deliver advanced technology through the SMARTfit line of training solutions. These are designed to focus on measuring and training human visual-cognitive-motor efficiency.
SMARTfit's processor has the power and speed to match, measure and enhance the fastest athlete while also being adaptable for early childhood and geriatric populations. This is achieved by placing participants in an environment where they engage at their level of capability by making physical contact with sensitized target screens placed in front of and around them. Gamified activities using sound, score and a timer prompts them to engage with the system.
The SMARTfitOS Platform is composed of four integrated software/hardware elements:
The SMARTfit Controller: Manages engagement through gamification which is set up with a time clock, sound system and scoreboard. It is capable of processing speed sufficient to match and exceed the fastest human motor performance, while interacting with as many as 128 target screens.
Target Screens: Touch sensitized target screens work together by displaying a wide variety of visual cues with which the player interacts by performing physical, motor and cognitive tasks. A score is produced representing speed, accuracy and reaction time and this data is captured for reporting purposes.
Sensing System:The SMARTfit sensing system is capable of adjusting the tactile range of light to heavy contact and is useful in training proprioception and measuring the visual-cognitive-motor responses of participants. It also trains individuals to manage and apply the appropriate use of power at contact. With many features yet to be revealed and released, the SMARTfit sensing system is also capable of identifying accuracy, placement and ball control when employed in sports, sports rehab or fitness training environment.
User Interface: Operators interact with the equipment via SMARTfit’s iOS/Android user-friendly interface. Here they can set up clients, select, design and input personalized programs, run the equipment, measure progress and generate baseline and progress reports. Soon to be on the Cloud, the secure SMARTfit App is also the interface to connecting with other professionals and key opinion leaders.
SMARTfitOS enables the creation of content that can scale from low cognitive using sensitized targets featuring colors and shapes to high cognitive memory, spelling and math games, all delivered while engaging participants in customized physical exercise, all designed to wake up the brain and spark the development of new neurons and physical skills. This practice, known in the physical therapy world as dual-tasking, is quickly becoming widely recognized for its ability to ignite neurogenesis and neuro repair.