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STU students develop device to monitor fitness

Students and scientific workers at the Institute of Electronics and Photonics of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) have developed a monitoring device that help track a person’s daily physical activity, communication manager of the STU Andrea Settey Hajduchova told the TASR newswire. The World Health Organisation (WHO) opined that an adult person should do at least 150 minutes of medium-intensity aerobic physical activity per day and a child one hour. Thanks to the monitoring device called FitLock, its owner sees how much physical activity is there left to achieve the daily keep-fit regimen. “With the help of the mobile application it is also possible to monitor calories and various movements,” Hajduchová said. The application also provides an option to set individual goals. She also explained that one of Fitlock’s functions is the possibility to block the games on computers, tablets or smart phones for children if they fail to meet the amount of physical activity prescribed by parents. At the moment, the scientific team presents its newest project at the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo.

Students and scientific workers at the Institute of Electronics and Photonics of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) have developed a monitoring device that help track a person’s daily physical activity, communication manager of the STU Andrea Settey Hajduchova told the TASR newswire.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) opined that an adult person should do at least 150 minutes of medium-intensity aerobic physical activity per day and a child one hour. Thanks to the monitoring device called FitLock, its owner sees how much physical activity is there left to achieve the daily keep-fit regimen.

“With the help of the mobile application it is also possible to monitor calories and various movements,” Hajduchová said. The application also provides an option to set individual goals. She also explained that one of Fitlock’s functions is the possibility to block the games on computers, tablets or smart phones for children if they fail to meet the amount of physical activity prescribed by parents.

At the moment, the scientific team presents its newest project at the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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