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The new way of living the gym experience: generate energy, donate it, get discounts at the gym, level up and train for a different reason.

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it inspire the end user to lead a healthier life?

This idea is aimed to tackle the problem that most of the people face when needing or wishing to have a healthier life: Motivation. It seems that all the benefits related to being healthy are not the right reasons to motivate most of users to workout. So we intent to add a different reason to exercise , that is contributing to the future by generating renewable and clean energy while training.

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What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We did a Wizard of Oz Prototype. We tricked user to believe that the entire prototyped was functional, to get observe their reaction to the experience. User Quotes: “I do feel that I was motivated to do exercise, because is not exercising for simply working-out, but because you know it has a more important reason” “Not only to come here (gym) to burn some fat, but to generate energy” “It is not only the objective of feeling good with myself, do it for me; but also for helping a cause"

What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea?

We appreciate and welcome any question or opinion about the idea. Would you use it? Why? Do you think it will encourage you to start or workout harder? What do your friend think about it? The ones that do not train? And the ones that do? How do you think we can encourage non-gym users to start going to the gym? Have you seen something similar? Any device or existing technology that we could use? What other feature will you like to add to the BE App? Any questions?

This idea emerged from

  • An OpenIDEO meetup

Does your idea currently have an Indiegogo campaign drafted?

  • Yes

Evaluation results

16 evaluations so far

1. Can you see this idea fitting into your daily life?

Yes, I think so - 56.3%

I'm not sure - 18.8%

No, I don't think so - 25%

2. Do you think this idea will help people lead healthier lives?

Yes, I think so - 75%

I'm not sure - 18.8%

No, I don't think so - 6.3%


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Hi BeEnergy Team!
I shared your idea with a grandfather. He thought it was great, really smart and might work as you intend here. Have you considered seniors as a possible target group? Older adults are concerned about their families and the future. Can your Idea motivate this group to exercise if they are not already doing so? Maybe they inspire others in the family?

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