The past few years have been landmark years for advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Businesses have leveragedAI to develop and advance multiple fields and industries. Similarly, an AI company, Aspiricx, Inc. is redefining the disciplines of sports science with its path-breaking scientific advancement. Aspiricx is on a mission to push the boundaries of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to develop its real-world scientific model, Aspire Analyticx. Aspire Analyticx is a full dimensional scientific model developed with the concept of modeling human potential using AI. Decades of AI and deep learning research will be leveraged through this model to explore the fullest potential of athletes and will aspire them to break their boundaries by competing against their potential self.
Inception of the Scientific Model
Sports analytics have always been comparing one athlete’s performance against fellow competing athletes, be it individual sport or team sport. Aspiricx realized an athlete needs to surpass his or her own true potential to make a significant difference. This realization originated the idea of building its model, Aspire Analytics, enabling athletes achieve their true potential thereby aspiring them to do more. This model was conceptualized to model 3D objects and analyzes the athlete’s performance against its ideal self.
Aspiricx aspires to provide real-time analytics for athletes by leveraging video and 3D imaging technologies without invasive sensors. Computer vision and AI image processing, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and machine learning are used to process the visual data and to develop its model, Aspire Analyticx.
At the core of the Aspire Analytics ecosystem is its real-time deep learning AI engine, Vision Bot. Vision Bot grew much bigger than what it was conceived to be and turned out to be giant project on its own. Over a short span of time, it outgrew its purpose multifold finding application in Aspiricx’s Automotive and healthcare and bionics projects. Owing to its generic implementation as an AI deeplearning engine, the company envisages great deal of use for Vision Bot in every field of science and technology and more. It believes that after the WWW and mobile revolution at the turn of the millennium, AI will be the next great technology revolution and Vision Bot will be one of the mainstream catalysts.
Enhancing the Sport of Swimming
A team of world class visionaries, technologists, swimmers, analysts and coaches have transformed Aspiricx’s ground breaking Aspire Analyticx, full dimensional model to two product lines, “LaneVision” and “StokeVision” to enhance the sport of swimming LaneVision is conceptualized to solve the statistical mysteries of the pool swimming’s laps, splits, stroke count, velocity and much more by using widely beneficial scientific advances ever made in Augmented Reality (AR) and Computer Vision to get data without any invasive sensors. LaneVision with non-invasive sensors lets Aspiricx achieve the never achieved objective of using it in a competitive race environment to get the results that really count.
Strokevision is intellectualized to model swimmers and analyze their swim stroke techniques. AR and Projection of Visual Data provide real time comparison and feedback. The swimmer is 3D scanned to get their exact body dimensions and the model is loaded and trained with swim engineering results to get the ‘ideali’. The swimmers stroke technique is then compared against their ideali scientific model. With science backed analytics, Aspiricx achieves the never achieved feet of doing this in real-time to redefine the Sport.
A Visionary behind Technology
The technology behind Aspiricx is the brainchild of Kannan Dorairaj, the CEO and Chief Architect, a successful entrepreneur with experience in AI, IoT, data and the solar industry. Kannan has always laid out the foundational cornerstones for Aspiricx. He drives vision, strategy, & innovation at Aspiricx. He envisioned the whole business model, product visions and the technology forefront. Although an entrepreneur, Kannan has always been an engineer at heart. He makes sure he is at the heart of every single technology decision and details, be it setting up the core architecture or review that last line of code. He has truly driven the technology side of the company with great knowledge and enthusiasm. He has been an inspiration for all those who are involved in developing this cutting technology product.
To compliment his vision and technology he put together a great team with Priya Rangaswamy, an expert in business process as co-founder and COO. A right set of world class team joined together to make the vision come true for Aspiricx including, “12 times Olympic Medal Winner, Natalie Coughlin”, “USA National Junior Team Coach, Ethan Hall” along with a set of analysts, skilled engineers and architects under the guidance of advisory board members including “USA National Team High Performance Manager, Russell Mark”.
A Complex Start
Certainly, no start is easy, or a cakewalk. Similarly, for Aspiricx, there have been several obstacles over the course of setting up its core aspire analytics concepts. The company had initial struggle in working with latest advancements such as computer vision and machine learning that are tough to perfect and more over time consuming tasks. In addition to these, laying out key performance metrics and collecting immense amount of dataset for continual training had also been challenging for Aspiricx.
The primary challenge was setting up the computer vision to work through the water. Kannan’s prior work in the solar industry and untiring efforts in deep research helped him understand light rays. His solution for the problem posed by water is now Aspiricx’s core Intellectual Property.
Introducing New Sources of Growth
Aspiricx’s vision has the potential to introduce new sources of growth and will create significant business opportunities and societal value. In building its swim analytics product, the company realized how hard and time consuming it is to set up computer vision and machine learning infrastructure. Hence, it is en route to build a state-of-the-art integrated vision platform.
It is in process to build a seamlessly integrated, flexible and managed full stack computer vision enabler platform for the world of vision driven applications. It will be single integrated platform that will offer ready-to-implement APIs that converge with latest advancements in computer vision and the expertise needed to train and build custom models that can be used to develop custom applications effectively.
Words of Admiration
“You want to aspire to be better, and that’s the kind of whole vision of the company Aspiricx, is to help you aspire to be better than you are today.”- Natalie Coughlin, Olympic Champion