Infosys to help create healthier societies with mobile apps

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Bangalore: Infosys today announced a major four-year strategic partnership with COMMIT, a public-private research community in the Netherlands, to help create healthier societies across the world.

Infosys will bring its widely acknowledged technology leadership and financial investments to COMMIT’s Sensor-based Engagement for Improved Health (SENSEI) project as part of a wider consortium of partners. COMMIT’s SENSEI project aims to promote a healthier society globally through the use of an engaging smartphone application that enables users to exercise more efficiently.

Some of the highlights:

  • Infosys will draw on its proven technical expertise in sensor networks, complex event processing, security and velocity data management to enhance SENSEI’s smartphone application and ensure that it is as effective as using a personal trainer
  • The application delivers personalized coaching guidelines on a user’s smartphone based on factors such as current vital statistics, exercise regime, long and short-term medical history, location, diet habits, and weather conditions
  • Infosys and COMMIT will collaborate to enable the application to access a wide variety of data sources beyond traditional exercise parameters such as mood recognition, speech analysis and also social content analysis from the user’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. These insights will be used to design a more accurate and effective fitness regime
  • The partners will work with specialist sports schools and experts from diverse fields such as human movement and media interaction professors, fitness coaches, and sports and nutrition professors in continuing to develop the solution
  • Infosys will also provide systems integration and overall program management for the project

In a release, Prof. Dr. Ir. Arnold Smeulders, Chairman of COMMIT said, “In this phase of the programme, it is essential that COMMIT spreads its wings in the world. Infosys is the ideal partner to achieve this, as it opens many worlds where technology blends with use.”

Subu Goparaju, Sr. VP & Head of Infosys Labs said, “The SENSEI application will not only help people exercise effectively but will keep them exercising for longer durations, while avoiding injury through overexertion. Infosys Labs, the research and innovation arm of Infosys, will offer cutting-edge expertise and technology to help bring this project to life – particularly in the areas of sensor data security and modelling.”

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