Google venturing into personal fitness, introduces Chromercise and Gmail Motion

By on April 1, 2011

After seeing a rather dismal FDI (Finger Dexterity Index) trend over the years, online search giant Google today quietly launch its latest fitness initiative to further enhance the well-being of Internet users worldwide. Google called the new hands/fingers exercise, Chromercise, to leverage on the the branding of its highly popular Chrome browser.

A rather dismal FDI

According to Googler Chris Wright, certified Chromercise instructor:

Some existing finger exercise programs focus on upgrading your digits’ cardiovascular strength and musculature; others focus on dexterity. Chromercise’s unique blend of aerobic motion and rhythmic accompaniment covers all of the above while simultaneously tightening and toning your fingers’ actual appearance.

Check out the before-after of the Chromercise programme:

In addition to Chromercise, Google also introduces Gmail Motion to allow Gmail users to compose emails using body motions. Here’s how it works:

To use Gmail Motion, you’ll need a computer with a built-in webcam. Once you enable Gmail Motion from the Settings page, Gmail will enable your webcam when you sign in and automatically recognize any one of the detected movements via a spatial tracking algorithm. We designed the movements to be easy and intuitive to perform and consulted with top experts in kinestetics and body movement in devising them.






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