Altis, an AI personal trainer, raises $7M seed round

On the heels of its debut at CES last month, Altis, a Fort Lauderdale-based AI personal trainer provider, announced it has closed $7 million in Seed funding. The round was led by Tel Aviv-based fund PentaLab with participation from retired NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams.

Founded in 2019 and led by CEO and co-founder Jeff Halevy, Altis provides a hyper-personalized fitness program, with interactive real-time coaching and program modification based on a user’s live performance.

Altis’s proprietary AI technology first determines which exercises and regimens are best for a user based on their individual capabilities, limits and goals. A user’s form and performance are then monitored during training to provide real-time instruction. Altis’s technology is delivered via a soundbar-sized console that connects to any screen via HDMI, allowing easy integration into nearly any environment, from a health club, to a hotel, to a home. Halevy, a fitness and wellness industry veteran, started the company as a passion project.

“I needed Altis to see the user as accurately as possible, regardless of the exercise, and without any impositions on the user, like wearing sensors. This meant building something better than even Microsoft’s Body SDK, which runs on their Azure Kinect cameras,” said Halevy in the company’s announcement. “Our North Star was ‘GPS for Human Movement,’ and that’s what we created with Body GPS — an unparalleled computer vision neural network for sensorless body capture.”

Altis is launching with select commercial partners, including the Hyatt-owned Chicago Athletic Association hotel. The first Altis consoles will be deployed with the Hyatt portfolio in early-2022 before hitting the consumer market for home-use later this year, the company said.

The company plans to use the seed funding to expand operations and its business reach.

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