The World Health Organization reports that the UK has more people living with a chronic disease than average. While treatment can help people diagnosed with such conditions to enjoy a higher quality of life, new technologies are shifting the focus from treatment to prevention. Breathe Happy provides personalised, AI-tracked workouts and 84% of users report an improvement in mental health.
Entrepreneur Shiti Rastogi Manghani, Founder of Breathe Happy, is using computer vision and artificial intelligence to do just that. The platform, designed by the former Engineering and Business student, offers personalised workouts tailored to specific health needs to not only improve health and fitness, but also reduce the risk of illness. The NHS states that physical activity is key in minimising the risk of developing major illnesses such as coronary heart disease, strokes, Type II diabetes, and cancer.
With increasing demand for at-home fitness classes over the past 18 months, the Sustainable Innovation Fund has helped to take Breathe Happy from an online yoga class to a fully comprehensive digital platform. The fund was used to improve joint mapping technologies and allow Breathe Happy to offer a more extensive range of services including posture correction, yoga, and longevity exercises for the elderly.