I looked at MyFiziq a while ago. The basic premise of their app and service is that they can conduct an accurate body scan, using your smartphone's camera and a bunch of algorithms calculate your body composition with a high degree of accuracy. While there are scales that can tell you your body-fat percentage or do can pay for a DEXA scan (figure on around $100 for each scan). MyFiziq gives comparable results. They've now signed a deal with Fitocracy, a huge health and fitness focussed social network, to offer their scanning tech as part of the on-boarding process for people looking to get fitter and track their progress.
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Local start up MyFiziq wants to change the way we measure the progress of our exercise and diet programs. By using your smartphone camera and measuring over 70,000 data points on the body, they claim to be so accurate the health, insurance and fitness markets are interested in buying or leasing the tech.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.