First unveiled back at this years CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during January, the new TAO WellShell device designed by founder Philo Northrup has been created to transform your “downtime into exercise time” and has now launched on Kickstarter to raise funds to make the jump into production.
The TAO WellShell is a portable, interactive and motivating exercise device that uses a companion application which is supported on both Android and iOS devices. To provide users with more than 50 Variobic exercises, based on isometrics like Yoga or planking. Watch the promotional video after the jump to learn more.
“Simply hold the TAO WellShell in your hands (against your thighs, against your desk, between your knees, etc.) and just press it™. Push hard.TAO’s app coaches you to press more or press less, and when to hold and for how long.It shows a path for you to follow and measures the force you apply.It also tells you when to rest and how many reps to do.
The TAO app (Android or iOS) pairs with the TAO WellShell to coach users through the Variobic™ exercises, and allows exercisers to adjust the intensity and duration of the workout. The app also receives heart rate and pedometer info from the TAO WellShell sensors. TAO even measures your steps when it’s off so you don’t use up the battery.
TAO also offers gamification features to help you through your fitness routine. Instead of following your exercise graph, you can control a downhill skier and compete with your friends. You can also use TAO to control popular mobile games such as JetPack JoyRide, which was a favorite at CES.”
So if you think TAO is something you could benefit from using within your daily exercise routine, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help TAO become a reality.
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