Our MVP is coming. Ahead of schedule
And with it, other opportunities for our users
[THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED ON MAY 20TH, 2022]
Our MVP is coming on June 28 and with it, other opportunities for our MOOV holders!
Ahead of schedule, dotmoovs is launching its MVP on Monday, June 28. Together with it, we will be giving more opportunities to our moovers!
We won’t lie: we are feeling those butterflies in our stomach. It’s not everyday that a company launches its MVP ahead of schedule. But we, at dotmoovs, are very proud to be launching it next week. This first version, a simplified desktop version, consists on a landing page where people will be able to upload videos of themselves juggling a soccer ball, which will be evaluated by our AI (penalizations of hand touches and others will be reflected on the final result), and the score will be fed back to the users, as well as the analysed video (with the limb and object detection drawn over the video).
Artificial intelligence techniques have developed massively throughout the last few years. The ability for computers to recognise sceneries, objects, actions from simple videos has become more and more widespread and achieved incredible degrees of accuracy. We have done a two-step process: we identify the region of the image that contains the player and any objects of relevance (e.g., a ball for freestyle soccer). We then draw a “box” around these objects, and within the player’s box, we run another algorithm: a pose estimator. These algorithms estimate the position of the player’s limbs and their relation to each other over time. After some fancy processing and working some of our data magic on all of this, we have a sufficiently confident estimate of every parameter needed for our scoring algorithm.
The scoring algorithm is inspired by real-life competition. The World Freestyle Football Association defines their scoring with several parameters that judges look into, including precision, agility, innovation, and speed. Although we cannot capture all of these parameters (as some of them are somewhat subjective), we use the information we gather from the videos to score on all these different categories and provide a unified score that comprises most of what is available in the offline world.
Now it’s up to you — time to make a $MOOV and get playing. We can’t wait to have you on board.