EnvisionBody founder, Salina Ray shares how the use of the software to see weight loss was discovered
Using EnvisionBody To See Weight Loss & AI
AI is an astounding game changer and we are excited to be part of this revolutionary technology advancement.
The idea came before the technology existed. The compelling idea hit me as I stepped onto a treadmill several years ago.
While staying at a high-rise condo building in Miami, I decided to use the condo gym to get in a quick workout. Before I turned the dashboard on, I could see my reflection on the black screen but distorted. And just at that moment, it hit me! My mind started raising with ideas. What if you could allow someone to see their After image instantly? I realized that visual would be extraordinarily powerful. And the use of EnvisionBody to see my weight loss was a motivator.
I new that although the technology did not completely exist at the time, I was confident it would be possible with advancing innovation such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. And here we are today with the robust use of AI. These advances allowed us to develop EnvisionBody's software.
Before and after still images have been used for years to sell products or services because that is what motivates people to take action. However, companies typically use someone else's before and after image such as a celebrity's image to display an example of their product or service. This is far less powerful than someone being able to see their own image.
I am pleased that we have achieved multiple granted software patents. I say we because without the help of my team, patent attorneys and technical guidance from software engineers, I could not have achieved them.
EnvisionBody's Market Introduction
We exhibited at the Consumer Electronic Show in 2020 and were overwhelmed by the response from the attendees and the press. I met people from all over the world that saw our advertisement and sot out our booth. Some people brought translators to talk to me. It was fascinating! I knew after the CES show that we were really onto something big.
We were ranked by USA Today as one of Best in Show alongside Lenovo, Quibi, and Hyundai. The Financial Times rated us one of The Most Thought-Provoking Devices at CES. As well as mentions in BBC, GeekWire, and PC Magazine.
The Washington Post reached out about a year later for an interview. It is such an honor to receive that kind of recognition from a highly respected publication with 69 Pulitzer Prizes. Along with the US, we were printed in several different countries and languages including Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and the UK.
What is more validating and gratifying though, and the entire reason we built the company, is the narrative in the messages that we receive. The stories that I read are so heartwarming from people that are on a diet, weight loss, and fitness path. I find that in each of the stories, it is a very emotional and personal endeavor, and I am tremendously honored that people are reaching out to EnvisionBody to help and be part of their journey.