Putting the Capabilities of Intel® Deep Learning Boost
into More Hands (and Arms, Legs, Torsos …)
Challenging the status quo, wrnch is bringing AI-driven, markerless motion capture that can be used by any 2D webcam directly to consumers. Until now, such technology was expensive and inaccessible to the public, but wrnch has combined motion capture capabilities with computer vision to open up new possibilities for 1:1 consumer interaction and engagement.
The 10th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor packs enough compute power to enable AI driven, markerless motion capture on a PC in real-time which was not possible in the past. Using Intel® Deep Learning Boost to take embedded AI performance to the next level and extending workloads across hardware to maximize performance with the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, wrnch developers worked with Intel engineers to optimize their platform for the latest Intel Core processors.
“Powerful AI processors like Intel’s new CPUs finally allow us to make our advanced markerless motion capture AI engine available to the average consumers”, says Dr. Paul Kruszewski, Founder and CEO at wrnch, “The possibilities are endless.”
AI – Out of the Labs and Into Homes
While this technology could apply to everything from entertainment to security, perhaps the biggest shift is its potential to disrupt the personal training market. Wrnch envisions a future in which workout apps utilize computer vision to count reps and ensure people are doing exercises correctly – the logical next step in the advancement of the home gym. In place of an expensive personal trainer or even a physical therapist, wrnch can be applied to help ensure that a user’s body is in proper alignment for maximum safety and results using the integrated webcam on an Intel Core i5 processor-powered laptop.
AI-personalized fitness is just one use case, and developers will find new and innovative uses for real-time, markerless motion capture technology – from recognizing physical signs of a person in distress to interpreting suspicious behavior at banks, airports and schools. The applications are limitless.
Watch a demo of this wrnch AI application shown at Computex this year. To download the demo and wrnch AI SDK, visit www.wrnch.ai