Transform the camera on your mobile device into a diagnostic tool to uncover how to build a better & healthier body.
Analyzing human movements to identify and prevent injuries. This is valuable data for the professional sport sector, amateur sport or the business world, the latter can thus protect workers against accidents at work.
Until now, the study of human physical health was based on the experience of highly qualified professionals and very expensive sophisticated tools.
CURV is changing the game! Created in 2016, the Toronto-based start-up has built on the progress of visual recognition through artificial intelligence and machine learning. It is thus developing software that makes it possible to transform any mobile device into a diagnostic tool. By measuring the angles of the moving body, the algorithm can identify 28 different anatomical characteristics, making it an ideal tool to determine the pathologies of movement or the predispositions of an athlete.
The software can detect the points of imbalance or compensation that cause 30% of sports-related injuries. CURV's technology is used today, through sports performance specialist Fusionetics, by 70% of NBA basketball teams and more than 700 American universities and colleges.
Founded by Shea Balish and Nic Tancredi, CURV has joined Tenkan-Ten, Asics' accelerator program based in Barcelona. In its stores, this brand of sports shoes already offers a free analysis of the process to recommend appropriate shoes.
Deloitte Ontario is also in discussion for potential applications related to workplace accidents. The cost of work-related musculoskeletal injuries in the United States is $213 billion and represents 1⁄3 occupational injuries and diseases.