[DAO Proposal] Funding for "MotionMine", rewarding DCL citizens for regular exercise

Point Motion’s DAO Proposal for Funding: MotionMine™

Status: DRAFT

Summary

Using a reward mechanism to encourage wellness and healthy habits in the Metaverse. To belong to a community means that we care for its wellness and often sitting in front of a computer for hours causes health problems in the future, so we want to bring MotionMine™ to the Metaverse in support of health as well as prosperity.

MotionMine™ is a space that inspires wellness and rewards physical activity: users, who show up to exercise, follow the displayed activities and get rewarded. Using Point Motion’s markerless motion capture technology via the built-in camera or an external camera to track users’ physical activity and allowing them to track their own progress and performance over time while being rewarded with redeemed points to access gifts, wearables, and more!

The MotionMine™ User Experience:

Abstract:

Research shows that “One in four people sit greater than eight hours a day; four in ten are physically inactive. And one in ten are both – they sit for more than eight hours, and they’re physically inactive.” (Source)

Sitting for long periods of time causes several health concerns not just physical i.e. back pain, neck pain, but also increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, psychological deterioration, and more.

We want to bring a meaningful, enjoyable, and yet healthy experience for all our community in Decentraland and reward them for their physical activity, and that’s when we realized MotionMine™, the idea.

Now we will need you to approve of it to be able to bring it to life!

Here is a quick review of the envisioned experience:

Introduction & Discovery

Users will approach a building that will be designed to inspire motivation, healthy living, improved self-esteem, and inclusion. We will incorporate aesthetics that will make all users feel acknowledged regardless of their physical condition or appearance. The purpose of this space will be to promote physical as well as mental wellness.

Opportunity

Upon entering the space users will be greeted by an NPC (or Video player) welcoming new users or acknowledging those returning. The user is guided to execute 5 of the available exercises every day to be rewarded with points/prizes.

20-25 minutes of MotionMining

The user then selects from an available library of activities from which they can execute. Users have the option of selecting from various genres and songs available to personalize their experience. As they run the program, the user is prompted to mirror body movements and when done so accurately the user hears an auditory/musical response. Once an exercise has been completed, the user will receive Motion Points according to their performance.

Turned into Valuable Rewards, with Real World Value

Once the user has accumulated enough Motion Points™, they can redeem prizes such as wearables and NFTs.

Motivation

Experiences in the metaverse are continuing to expand, and for the digital explorer, there is never a lack of opportunities. As such, we are beginning to spend more time than ever sitting behind a computer. A reality that is more serious than ever in this age of human-to-computer interaction.

We want to see our community in Decentraland grow healthy and happy, so for that reason, we believe it is our duty to bring a creative and rewarding solution to the Metaverse.

We at Point Motion aim to use music to motivate movement. We work in health facilities as means to engage patients in therapeutic activities for rehabilitation, which automatically track progress on their cognitive and motor functions over time. What makes this tool special is how we use music as an interactive element of the overall experience, so users have a cause/effect auditory response when moving as prompted. No special handheld or wearable devices are required, simply using the camera on your computer you can interact with the digital experience. Markerless motion capture technology has developed to the point we can introduce it into experiences like this that can reward users for staying active. No images of the user are captured, and all of our systems are compliant with HIPAA security and privacy standards to protect and serve our end users. Our technology is already being used and is trusted by health clinics, and therapeutic programs around the world!

After discovering Decentraland and experiencing the results of successfully mining our first wearable from Wondermine, this gave us an idea…what if, using our patented motion capture software, we could reward Decentraland Citizens who take breaks to be physically active. As we see the Metaverse continue to expand and become a place where people explore further human potential, we find it important to keep people anchored physically and reward individuals who readily invest in their own health and wellness. Our adaptive technology tracks movements, and rewards users if they have completed exercises available. After a few weeks of returning for daily exercise, users will have enough points to redeem various rewards, as well as the greatest reward of all, good health."

After a few weeks of returning for daily exercise, users will have enough points to redeem for various rewards, as well as the greatest reward of all, good health."

Wondermine has shown us that while being rewarded, users are ready to be consistent in their efforts, evidenced by Wondermine being often the highest trafficked location in Decentraland:

Design Specifications

Design/Create MotionMine™ space in Decentraland

Connect Point Motion™ Activities created by health professionals to Land via Browser/Scene Integration

Establish Personal Progress Dashboards within Scene for End-users to watch their progress

Establish Reward System for Regular Exercise Adherence

Potential Strategic Partners

  1. Wellness Brands
  • Providing Wearables, Discounts, or other rewards for user achievements.
  1. Health Systems
  • Providing Telehealth consultation availability, as well as providing extra bonuses to users that connect their data to their doctor to allow their health specialist to observe their progress.

Team

Point Motion Inc.

www.PointMotionControl.com

In partnership with MetaZoo International

All individuals involved in this project are DCL Citizens, land owners, and MANA HODLers that want to see the best possible outcome for our metaverse community. Instead of sitting back, we want to bring our best resources to the community to make a long lasting and positive impact.

Timeline for Completion

Design (4 Weeks)

Build (12 Weeks)

Testing & Debugging (6 Weeks)

Beta Release Target Date: September 2021

Full Launch with Wearable Prizes Target Date: January 2022

Costs

Item MANA Budget
Independent HIPAA Compliant Server 20,000
Point Motion Specialized API 45,000
Land Acquisition or Leasing for MotionMine™ 23,000
3D model design of the MotionMine™ and Wearables 28,000
Engineering Budget 100,000
MANA for Rewards in Year 1 60,000
Funds for “Custom Activities” Requested by Community* 44,000
TOTAL** 300,000 MANA
  • All the activities within the Point Motion Library are created and maintained by partnered therapeutic specialists in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Music Therapy. Although we already have content prepared, we will always be open to requests for inclusive activities that help you reach your wellness goals! Whether that means a simplified pushup, or seated cardio routine, we are glad to accommodate!

**The requested funds represent ~0.13% of the available funds to creators for Decentraland. Considering there are currently no experiences that can motivate and reward users for actively moving and exercising, this would be an appropriate investment for our community.

For and Against Positions:

“For” means you DO approve the requested Grant Budget to be allocated to the team to build MotionMine in Decentraland.

“Against” means you DO NOT approve the requested Grant Budget allocated to the team to build MotionMine in Decentraland. This response would be hopefully included with feedback on how to best adjust the proposal for future approval.

FAQ:

Q: How will this benefit The Decentraland Community, and bring value to our metaverse?

A: By bringing an opportunity to be rewarded for being physically active, we can not only bring a healthy habit to our Decentraland citizens of being active, but this will also inspire other big brands like Adidas and Nike to explore how this space can be used to connect on values they represent.

Q: How do I get rewarded for exercising?

A: When you run one of the activities, you will be prompted on your screen with various movements, and poses which you have to match. As long as you are participating and matching enough of the movements you will be rewarded with points that can be redeemed for all sorts of wearables and NFTs.

Q: Are you taking my personal information?

A: Thanks to all the potential blockchain technology has offered us, your data belongs to you without any concern of privacy. We don’t have access to any of your personal information, and in fact, at some point down the line, you will be able to give it to your doctor if you choose.

We will only release data from our system given a valid cryptographic signature from the participating users ethereum address.

Q: Why do this in Decentraland?

A: As mentioned we are all citizens of Decentraland and want to see our community grow.

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Such a great idea and an ideal step to bring more of an integration of DCL into our normal lives, now if i could eat on dcl too then id never have to leave! :smiley:

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This is a brilliant and impassioned proposal unlike any we’ve seen before. I’m 100% FOR creating a healthy society within DCL, and getting ahead of what could potentially be an issue for users going forward. Nicely done and very well written.

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So 400k USD to create an API and a video screen to tell people to move their asses

Why do you need a 30k USD Independent HIPAA Compliant Server if you don’t actually collect/access data of users?

3D model design of the MotionMine™ and Wearables → That seems extremely overpriced, I’m sure even the best of the community could do that for about a tenth of the amount

You are also asking for 60k USD to create an API for your own patented product, which doesn’t really profit to Decentraland

All of that really seems totally overpriced, anyone with less than a tenth of that price could create a video screen and stream exercises and training videos and use a webcam with basic software to track users movements and rewards them if they do the correct movements.
Here how you can do body tracking without 60k USD and “patented technology” with basic webcam and computers:

That represent 0.13% of the TEN YEARS of funds for the DAO, so 1.3% of yearly budget, of which less than 20% will actually benefit the users.

That budgeting looks like companies profiting of public funding and abusing your taxes to enrich themselves while giving poor results to the actual citizens

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Thank you for this! Exactly the kind of feedback we are hoping for, so thank you for taking the time to write this.

“So 400k USD to create an API and a video screen to tell people to move their asses”

Not tell them, but incentivize them, and reward them! This isn’t for a onetime build, but to manage the entire deployment and ongoing maintenance but we will do a more detailed cost breakdown in the official proposal for sure! Thank you!

“Why do you need a 30k USD Independent HIPAA Compliant Server if you don’t actually collect/access data of users?”

We want to give users the option of inputting personal information if they choose, with that said there are liability reasons we wouldn’t be able to do this without maintaining this compliance.

3D model design of the MotionMine™ and Wearables → That seems extremely overpriced, I’m sure even the best of the community could do that for about a tenth of the amount”

Thinking long term, and the worst thing we would want to do is underpay, or under perform with incentives. This can be a completely transparent use of capital since it’s on the blockchain. We can absolutely do so for less but it will reduce runway and quality. This is for it to really be what the community wants and for it to be truly special.

“You are also asking for 60k USD to create an API for your own patented product, which doesn’t really profit to Decentraland”

The whole point is that it does profit Decentraland by having more humanly beneficial experiences which users can invest their time and attention in while exploring Decentraland. In order to develop maintain, and improve a specialized technologies like this it costs this at the low end; in regards to IP, yes we have protected our use of motion capture to turn movement into music to motivate therapy! It’s hands down the most important work we do and would love to bring that to Decentraland where we believe people will profit by receiving rewards and incentives for being physically active.

“All of that really seems totally overpriced, anyone with less than a tenth of that price could create a video screen and stream exercises and training videos and use a webcam with basic software to track users movements and rewards them if they do the correct movements.”

I would love to see it; but look into the market and you won’t, because honestly it’s not that simple! I can tell you that building this cost much more than this proposal, which is why we know the realistic cost it takes to deliver this vision in a way that provides longterm benefits to our fellow Decentraland citizens.

“That represent 0.13% of the TEN YEARS of funds for the DAO, so 1.3% of yearly budget, of which less than 20% will actually benefit the users.”

For the DAO, for what our understanding as fellow members of this community, was to build beneficial experiences that increase the value of Decentraland. We are proposing something that that hasn’t been addressed within our community; health and wellness. I believe in a budget line 1.2% is a worthwhile annual investment in health services, as long as we really display how those costs are invested to create and deliver value to the project. I’m not even saying this one; in general. I feel people shouldn’t look at this as a concern, but rather to be excited that we can get our votes behind a meaningful and inclusive resource for the community.

“That budgeting looks like companies profiting of public funding and abusing your taxes to enrich themselves while giving poor results to the actual citizens”

Since this is all on the blockchain we can avoid that all together with transparency as to how funds are allocated! Totally appreciate your care and thoughtfulness here to protect our community. We will get more detailed in the budget, the timeline we can maintain, which will put it all into greater perspective and avoid anyone misjudging our intentions here!

Best,
Point Motion
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This is a nice concept that addresses genuine health concerns. I’d like to see it explored further. +1 For

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How much land do you need?
How do you plan to make profit after the initial DAO grant? Do you plan on doing recurring grants to fund your service?
Do you have any plan to give back to the DAO if you make profit?
Do you have anything you built in Decentraland to show what you are capable of?

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Thanks for coming back with these questions @SaltilIsatis!

With that said, today we officially announced a partnership with SciArtLab!

This has provided us with a great opportunity to work with their team of experts and advisors as well as pay rent to operate on in their District in DCL which will clarify how to approach publishing to land. With such we are adjusting our proposal and budget accordingly for the official proposal upon the release of the DAO coming soon including clear answers to the above. Thank you for taking the time to think and offer your thoughts on this!