In the US alone, 12 million people regularly participate in weightlifting, while only 11 million regularly run. Yet, fitness technology continues to be designed and manufactured for the purpose of counting steps and heart rate, metrics that overwhelmingly benefit athletes who perform aerobic exercise. Without technology that can solve the problems of weightlifters and other athletes looking to diversify their workout, a huge part of the fitness market is being underserved.
Perch uses camera vision and machine learning in the gym to quantify and coach functional movement exercises, with an initial focus on weight lifting. We capture a complete picture of athlete movement, sets, reps, velocity, power output, and form and then deliver this information to personal trainers and coaches. Perch improves motivation and informs elite athletes, weekend warriors, and retirees alike of what they can do to move more powerfully, efficiently, and safely.