Real-Time Virtual Fitness Tracker and Exercise Posture Correction

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Dr. Premanand Pralhad Ghadekar
Prasanna Akolkar
Himanshu Pandey
Mihir Mahajani
Aditya Shinde

Abstract

The steady improvement of new advances has introduced a brilliant platter for inactive living. In the current scenario of the pandemic, people hesitate to visit a gym or find it difficult to keep themselves fit and healthy. A traditional gym instructor prescribes exercise programs that can help them lower the risk of non-communicable lifestyle diseases. However, gym instructors often come at a cost and are not always affordable, available, or accessible at all times. This paper presents a two-stage method to effectively analyze the exercise posture, providing repetitions count and the recommendation for the incorrect posture. The first stage involves the real-time body tracking model, extracting a total of 21 body coordinates. Furthermore, these body coordinates are passed through a proposed statistical algorithm which provides exercise count and posture correction recommendations to an individual. The system will not only allow to regulate the exercise count but also monitor the body posture and hence helping in staying fit and healthy.

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Author Biographies

Dr. Premanand Pralhad Ghadekar

He received
Ph.D. degree from SGBA University, Amravati in 2016. He has completed M.Tech degree in
Electronics (Computer) from College of Engineering, Pune in the year 2008. He received BE
degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Government College of En-
gineering, Amravati, in 2001. In 2003, he joined the Department of Computer Engineering,
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India. He is working as a Professor
and Head of Information Technology Department, VIT Pune. His areas of research are IoT,
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Video Processing, Dy-
namic Texture Synthesis and Embedded System. He is having two patents on his credit. He
has contributed 12 papers in International conferences, 16 paper in International Journals and
8 papers in Springer book series. He is a life member of ISTE, member of CSI and member of IEEE. He has
completed research project of two lakhs.

Sanket Bijawe

He is a student in department of Information Technology at Vishwakarma Institute
of Technology, Pune. He is currently working as a Software Engineering Intern at Avaya Inc.
His area of proficiency are Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP and AR Development. He
has a publication in Inderscience Journal(IJCSM) and Springer book series. He has received a
project award of $5000 from Snap Inc. Moreover, he has been a Runner-up in Google's BFDI
challange. He is an active member of IEEE and has also served as the Co-Chairperson of IEEE
Student Branch, VIT, Pune during the academic year 2020-2021 .

Prasanna Akolkar

He is a final year engineering student pursuing his degree in Information
Technology from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. He is currently interning with
Credit Suisse, an MNC in Fintech Space. He has a research paper published in Springer's
book chapter as well as one of his research articles has been accepted for publication in the
Inderscience Journal(IJCSM). Prasanna was also the 1st Runner Up in Girlscript India Summit
2020 Hackathon. He served as the President of the CSI Student Chapter (VIT, Pune) during
the academic year 2020-2021.

Himanshu Pandey

He is a student in department of Information Technology at Vishwakarma
Institute of Technology, Pune. He is currently working as a Software Intern at VMware. He is
skilled in Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Competitive Coding. He has contributed in
a Springer book chapter. He has also won IEEE Set Code couple of times.

Mihir Mahajani

He is a student in department of Information Technology at Vishwakarma Insti-
tute of Technology, Pune. He is currently working as a Design Engineering Intern at Cadence
Design Systems. He is skilled in Python, Django, and Web Development frameworks. He has
contributed in Springer book chapter. He loves participating in Hackathons and was a member
of the winning team in Spectra Hack 2021.

Aditya Shinde

He is an undergraduate Information Technology Engineer from Vishwakarma In-
stitute of Technology Pune. He is passionate about solving real problems by utilizing the power
of software development. His areas of interest include Machine Learning and Web Development.
He has published a research paper in Springer's book chapter. In addition, one of his research
articles is accepted for publication in Inderscience Journal. He is the

How to Cite
Ghadekar, P., Bijawe, S., Akolkar, P. ., Pandey, H. ., Mahajani, M. ., & Shinde, A. . (2021). Real-Time Virtual Fitness Tracker and Exercise Posture Correction. International Journal of Next-Generation Computing, 12(5). https://doi.org/10.47164/ijngc.v12i5.413

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