LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2016) - Styku, the leader in 3D body scanning and shape analysis, celebrates its five-year anniversary of providing portable and cost-effective body scanning technology to lifestyle markets. A recent pivot towards the fitness industry has resulted in 550 percent year-over-year growth, the result of more than 300 unit sales across 23 countries. The growth continues, as the Styku system has recently become the preferred vendor for top fitness brands, including Workout Anytime, World Gym, Fernwood Fitness and more.
"We have been using Styku at several of our World Gym facilities across Taiwan," said Michael Sanciprian, owner of World Gym Taiwan. "Styku gives both our members and trainers a detailed, visual way to monitor and track their progress. Styku has helped us increase our personal training opportunities and given us incremental revenue everywhere we use them."
To meet industry demands, Styku integrated advanced 3D depth camera technology, which was originally designed for gaming. By standing on Styku's automatic turntable in front of the scanner for 35 seconds, the patent-pending system assembles a unique 3D model from more than one million acquired data points. Once the model is created, advanced feature recognition technology automatically finds detailed landmarks on the body and extracts its circumference, volume and surface area. The 3D model can then be rotated, panned and zoomed to evaluate each body part in great detail, including precise body composition analysis.
With its ability to visually illustrate fat-loss changes, Styku has quickly become one of the top fitness products in the health club industry and an essential tool in a personal trainer's toolbox. In just the last year, Styku has scanned more than 50,000 people, helping tens of thousands of people worldwide achieve their lifestyle and fitness goals by pinpointing where they have lost inches.
"Members often lose fat and gain muscle without seeing an immediate change in their weight, which can be discouraging for someone who is working hard to meet their fitness goals but feels confused about their progress," said Mark de Gorter, chief operating office of Workout Anytime. "Fat takes up 22 percent more volume than muscle, and losing fat often results in a loss of inches. Styku makes it easy for our trainers to show members a 3D model of their body and pinpoint exactly where they have lost inches and replaced body fat with lean muscle mass."
Styku is 30 percent more precise than any other 3D body scanner in the market and is used by more than 300 gyms around the world. The system has enabled industry experts in the sports and fitness, medical, weight loss and aesthetics sectors to capture millions of data points on a body in a matter of seconds. "With the growth of technology and the abundance of information, we're increasingly becoming a data-driven society," said Raj Sareen, founder of Styku. "But often times, data can be cold, esoteric, and difficult to draw actionable insights from. With 3D visual images of your body, Styku provides members with a simple, straightforward way to visualize their progress, which requires no explanation. In the health club industry, demonstrating progress not only drives sales and engagement, but it drives retention."
Styku is a simple yet powerful system designed for 3D body scanning and shape analysis in the Fitness, Health, and Wellness markets. Styku's intuitive, multi-platform software gives professionals the ability to perform a full body scan, view 3D models, extract body circumferences, track changes in body shape, calculate fitness and health metrics and much more. For more information, visit www.styku.com.