AI in Fitness and Wellness

| May 2, 2019

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The fitness industry has long embraced technology from wearables to virtual support to back office support. Increasingly the fitness industry is seeing AI as a useful tool. Using AI in fitness clubs and products can enhance user comfort, personalization, and customer support. In this infographic from Cognilytica we explore various ways that AI is helping the fitness industry.

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