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Real Results

When you exercise, the goal is to increase muscle and decrease fat. Sometimes you're doing just that, but the scale or the mirror doesn't show it. That's where Skulpt Aim comes in. This fitness tracker doesn't count steps or calories burned. It measures results. Hold the Skulpt Aim next to a target muscle group, and the device uses a weak, pain-free pulse to measure muscle (and fat) density. Skulpt Aim then displays your ”standing for muscle quality." Results can be sent to the Skulpt Aim app, which gives a whole-body diagram of which groups are strongest and which need more work. Scientists at Harvard, MIT, and Northeastern originally created the technology to monitor muscle mass in ALS patients and others with neurological disorders. NASA even uses it to determine the effects of weightlessness on the human body. The Skulpt Aim brings this muscle-assessing method to everyday people, in a private, dignified way. Up until now, the main way to get this reading was by a personal trainer using those horrifying pinchers. Because Skulpt Aim isn't a wearable, there's no need to have it on hand during workouts. And the device is shareable, so it's great for couples or groups. Gauge the real results from your workout with Skulpt Aim even before you see them on your body.

Skulpt Aim

Muscle Quality Tracker

Real Results

When you exercise, the goal is to increase muscle and decrease fat. Sometimes you're doing just that, but the scale or the mirror doesn't show it. That's where Skulpt Aim comes in. This fitness tracker doesn't count steps or calories burned. It measures results. Hold the Skulpt Aim next to a target muscle group, and the device uses a weak, pain-free pulse to measure muscle (and fat) density. Skulpt Aim then displays your ”standing for muscle quality." Results can be sent to the Skulpt Aim app, which gives a whole-body diagram of which groups are strongest and which need more work. Scientists at Harvard, MIT, and Northeastern originally created the technology to monitor muscle mass in ALS patients and others with neurological disorders. NASA even uses it to determine the effects of weightlessness on the human body. The Skulpt Aim brings this muscle-assessing method to everyday people, in a private, dignified way. Up until now, the main way to get this reading was by a personal trainer using those horrifying pinchers. Because Skulpt Aim isn't a wearable, there's no need to have it on hand during workouts. And the device is shareable, so it's great for couples or groups. Gauge the real results from your workout with Skulpt Aim even before you see them on your body.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Seward
    Seward

    Hello Grommet community! I'm happy to present Skulpt to you today. Please let me know of any questions you have and check out the ones I answered below.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 9:52 AM

    What caused you to take the dive in creating this product? Was it a single moment or more of a gradual process?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:01 AM

    Definitely a gradual process. A need to come up with a better means of evaluating muscle non-invasively. I wanted to create a test that would be easy to apply and provide quantitative data on muscle condition. We learned from experience in applying the device, gradually improving its design and use.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 10:02 AM

    What was your biggest challenge in bringing this product to life?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:02 AM

    There have been two challenges: creating a functioning easy to use product and getting the greater medical/fitness community to understand its potential value.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 10:03 AM

    Skulpt is being used in clinical trials across the country. What’s it like seeing these applications of the product and what are your plans over the next few years in continuing its development and usage?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:04 AM

    I’d like to see it get adopted by people far and wide for fitness, but I also really hope to see the medical applications continue to expand. We will continue to make cool products that encourage more people to adopt it. I’d like to see that people really start using it to judge their fitness and overall health.

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    6/29/2015 12:48 PM

    What muscles can be checked? Thank you. This sounds very interesting.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi @Wendy, Thanks for your interest! Aim will measure 12 muscle groups on both the left and right sides of your body (24 total). The muscles are: biceps, triceps, shoulders, forearms, chest, abs, upper back, lower back, thighs, hamstrings, calves, and gluteus maximus.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    6/29/2015 1:28 PM

    Can more than one person use the same device??

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 1:31 PM

    Hi @Melissa, Each device supports up to 6 users + a guest mode. Each user will need to have their own mobile app to track their own results, and you can use the guest mode on your friends, without storing their results in your app.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    6/29/2015 1:36 PM

    @Juan Thanks so much! This sounds very cool!

  • ADRIENNE
    ADRIENNE
    6/29/2015 2:06 PM

    This mobile app you mention -- can you use a regular computer or does it have to be installed on a phone or will a Nextbook (Android op sys) do?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 2:23 PM

    Hi @ADRIENNE, our app is currently optimized for iPhone 5 or newer, and Android phones with OS 4.3 or later. We do not yet have a computer dashboard. Thanks!

  • Yvette
    Yvette
    6/29/2015 2:09 PM

    The description states "Measures total body fat percentage from 4 measurements: biceps, triceps, abs, quads" - can you provide more explanation of how this works?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 2:29 PM

    Hi @Yvette, Sure! You will just need to spray the sensors with water to ensure they'll make good contact with your skin, and place the device on each of the four muscles in order. The device will also walk you through which muscle to measure next. Body fat and total MQ scores will then appear on the device. For a visual explanation, you can view our video here:



    As well as measuring your total body fat and MQ, you can also measure 24 different muscles separately to track your progress by muscle!

  • Verria
    Verria
    6/29/2015 2:51 PM

    @Juan This looks pretty interesting. Still a bit pricey though.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 4:28 PM

    Hi Verria, we understand it can put a strain on any budget. But if you and five others want to use it together, you could always divvy up the cost!

  • John
    John
    6/29/2015 2:59 PM

    Is there any type of warranty with this item since it's bit pricey for average family.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 3:29 PM

    Hi @Cindy, We offer a one year limited warranty, and 45 days to return your product. Here are a couple of other important details regarding returns:

    Returned product(s) must be in good physical condition (not physically broken or damaged).

    All accessories originally included with your purchase must be included with your return.

    The RMA number must be included along with your returned product.

  • Carlos
    Carlos
    6/29/2015 4:26 PM

    @Juan Is there any safety issues such as radiation or other safety issues with this device?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 5:10 PM

    Hi Carlos, there are really only two safety issues to keep in mind. Don't use it if you have an electrical implant like a pacemaker or if you are pregnant. Otherwise, you should be all set. Of course, if you have any trepidation, you can talk to your doctor to ensure you are safe to use it.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 5:42 PM

    Thanks @Mike!

    @Carlos, Exactly! The technology has even previously been used in the medical space on babies.

  • Hilary
    Hilary
    6/29/2015 5:11 PM

    How accurate are the readings? From experience, the handheld devices they use at the big gyms vary as much as 3%.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 5:40 PM

    Hi @Hilary, the technology is very different from the "bioimpedance" scales that you're referring to. In a scale, including the hand-held ones, a single current is sent through your entire body. That current will mostly flow through your lean mass as this is most conductive, so none of it will actually go through your fat. This is why results are often affected by hydration, bone density, or other variables. With the Skulpt Aim, there are 12 sensors which are placed against a specific muscle. A current will go past your fat and through the muscle to give you a far more precise and accurate result. You can read more about the difference between our technology and bioimpednace analysis on our blog: http://www.skulpt.me/blog/skulpt/bioimpedance/

  • Jason
    Jason
    6/29/2015 5:25 PM

    Is there an upper limit of body fat that the unit can accurately read?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 6:11 PM

    Hi @Jason, in our internal research, the highest body fat % on a person has been 40%, so that's as far as we're comfortable claiming!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Skulpt Aim

Muscle Quality Tracker

Real Results

When you exercise, the goal is to increase muscle and decrease fat. Sometimes you're doing just that, but the scale or the mirror doesn't show it. That's where Skulpt Aim comes in. This fitness tracker doesn't count steps or calories burned. It measures results.

Hold the Skulpt Aim next to a target muscle group, and the device
uses a weak, pain-free pulse to measure muscle (and fat) density. Skulpt Aim then displays your ”standing for muscle quality." Results can be sent to the Skulpt Aim app, which gives a whole-body diagram of which groups are strongest and which need more work.

Scientists at Harvard, MIT, and Northeastern originally created the technology to monitor muscle mass in ALS patients and others with neurological disorders. NASA even uses it to determine the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

The Skulpt Aim brings this muscle-assessing method to everyday people, in a private, dignified way. Up until now, the main way to get this reading was by a personal trainer using those horrifying pinchers.

Because Skulpt Aim isn't a wearable, there's no need to have it on hand during workouts. And the device is shareable, so it's great for couples or groups.

Gauge the real results from your workout with Skulpt Aim even before you see them on your body.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Seward
    Seward

    Hello Grommet community! I'm happy to present Skulpt to you today. Please let me know of any questions you have and check out the ones I answered below.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 9:52 AM

    What caused you to take the dive in creating this product? Was it a single moment or more of a gradual process?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:01 AM

    Definitely a gradual process. A need to come up with a better means of evaluating muscle non-invasively. I wanted to create a test that would be easy to apply and provide quantitative data on muscle condition. We learned from experience in applying the device, gradually improving its design and use.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 10:02 AM

    What was your biggest challenge in bringing this product to life?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:02 AM

    There have been two challenges: creating a functioning easy to use product and getting the greater medical/fitness community to understand its potential value.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 10:03 AM

    Skulpt is being used in clinical trials across the country. What’s it like seeing these applications of the product and what are your plans over the next few years in continuing its development and usage?

  • Seward
    Seward – Special Guest
    6/29/2015 10:04 AM

    I’d like to see it get adopted by people far and wide for fitness, but I also really hope to see the medical applications continue to expand. We will continue to make cool products that encourage more people to adopt it. I’d like to see that people really start using it to judge their fitness and overall health.

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    6/29/2015 12:48 PM

    What muscles can be checked? Thank you. This sounds very interesting.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi @Wendy, Thanks for your interest! Aim will measure 12 muscle groups on both the left and right sides of your body (24 total). The muscles are: biceps, triceps, shoulders, forearms, chest, abs, upper back, lower back, thighs, hamstrings, calves, and gluteus maximus.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    6/29/2015 1:28 PM

    Can more than one person use the same device??

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 1:31 PM

    Hi @Melissa, Each device supports up to 6 users + a guest mode. Each user will need to have their own mobile app to track their own results, and you can use the guest mode on your friends, without storing their results in your app.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    6/29/2015 1:36 PM

    @Juan Thanks so much! This sounds very cool!

  • ADRIENNE
    ADRIENNE
    6/29/2015 2:06 PM

    This mobile app you mention -- can you use a regular computer or does it have to be installed on a phone or will a Nextbook (Android op sys) do?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 2:23 PM

    Hi @ADRIENNE, our app is currently optimized for iPhone 5 or newer, and Android phones with OS 4.3 or later. We do not yet have a computer dashboard. Thanks!

  • Yvette
    Yvette
    6/29/2015 2:09 PM

    The description states "Measures total body fat percentage from 4 measurements: biceps, triceps, abs, quads" - can you provide more explanation of how this works?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 2:29 PM

    Hi @Yvette, Sure! You will just need to spray the sensors with water to ensure they'll make good contact with your skin, and place the device on each of the four muscles in order. The device will also walk you through which muscle to measure next. Body fat and total MQ scores will then appear on the device. For a visual explanation, you can view our video here:



    As well as measuring your total body fat and MQ, you can also measure 24 different muscles separately to track your progress by muscle!

  • Verria
    Verria
    6/29/2015 2:51 PM

    @Juan This looks pretty interesting. Still a bit pricey though.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 4:28 PM

    Hi Verria, we understand it can put a strain on any budget. But if you and five others want to use it together, you could always divvy up the cost!

  • John
    John
    6/29/2015 2:59 PM

    Is there any type of warranty with this item since it's bit pricey for average family.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 3:29 PM

    Hi @Cindy, We offer a one year limited warranty, and 45 days to return your product. Here are a couple of other important details regarding returns:

    Returned product(s) must be in good physical condition (not physically broken or damaged).

    All accessories originally included with your purchase must be included with your return.

    The RMA number must be included along with your returned product.

  • Carlos
    Carlos
    6/29/2015 4:26 PM

    @Juan Is there any safety issues such as radiation or other safety issues with this device?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/29/2015 5:10 PM

    Hi Carlos, there are really only two safety issues to keep in mind. Don't use it if you have an electrical implant like a pacemaker or if you are pregnant. Otherwise, you should be all set. Of course, if you have any trepidation, you can talk to your doctor to ensure you are safe to use it.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 5:42 PM

    Thanks @Mike!

    @Carlos, Exactly! The technology has even previously been used in the medical space on babies.

  • Hilary
    Hilary
    6/29/2015 5:11 PM

    How accurate are the readings? From experience, the handheld devices they use at the big gyms vary as much as 3%.

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 5:40 PM

    Hi @Hilary, the technology is very different from the "bioimpedance" scales that you're referring to. In a scale, including the hand-held ones, a single current is sent through your entire body. That current will mostly flow through your lean mass as this is most conductive, so none of it will actually go through your fat. This is why results are often affected by hydration, bone density, or other variables. With the Skulpt Aim, there are 12 sensors which are placed against a specific muscle. A current will go past your fat and through the muscle to give you a far more precise and accurate result. You can read more about the difference between our technology and bioimpednace analysis on our blog: http://www.skulpt.me/blog/skulpt/bioimpedance/

  • Jason
    Jason
    6/29/2015 5:25 PM

    Is there an upper limit of body fat that the unit can accurately read?

  • Juan
    Juan
    6/29/2015 6:11 PM

    Hi @Jason, in our internal research, the highest body fat % on a person has been 40%, so that's as far as we're comfortable claiming!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.