Personalized Form Coaching

Introduction In 2016, Under Armour embarked on a journey to understand how to best leverage data from our UA HOVR™ Connected running shoes to coach runners for optimal performance. This journey was motivated by an early discovery that runners at the 2016 Boston Marathon “bonked” differently. In other words: runners managed their fatigue differently, and…

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Context-sensitive Spell Correction with Deep Learning

Seeking to Spell with seq2spell “lemon meringue pie” or “lemon merengue pie”? Though those two phrases are only one letter apart, they are actually quite different in meaning. The first refers to a delicious dessert while the second refers to a dancing pie! In our MyFitnessPal product, spelling mistakes have long been a pain point…

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Taste Labeling and Analysis

Sandwiches or burritos for lunch? Popcorn or candy at a movie? Anyone who has come across these kinds of decisions can attest to how important and very personal senses of taste can be, and yet taste remains one of the main deciding factors in what all of us eat. As we strive to better understand…

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