VORN and OCEAN data integration - Round 15

Part 1 - Proposal Submission (*Mandatory)

Name of Project: VORN and OCEAN data integration

Proposal in one sentence: Publish VORN member biometric data to the Ocean marketplace and integration of the Ocean wallet into our app

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:

VORN wearable intelligence supports personal health and precise monitoring with our Core + Aerial + Motion wearables. Data analysis is done by internally developed algorithms and AI models. Data privacy, value and ownership are a top priority for us and part of our identity. Data control needs to be exclusively with the user.

The following video explains the VORN ecosystem in 1.5 minutes: VORN: Future - YouTube

We now need to build a marketplace where data has value and can be securely exchanged and Ocean Protocol is our preferred platform.

By integrating Oceans preexisting wallet and marketplace into VORN’s App we can offer our clients access to a true peer-to-peer blockchain-enabled data economy with:

  • the ability to trade and exchange their biometric data gathered by our devices

  • a marketplace that is secure and offers full control of data privacy

Grant Deliverables: (Provide us with a check-boxed list of deliverables for the funding provided.)

  • Grant Deliverable – Round 1: Biometric data measurement – already closed
  • Grant Deliverable – Round 2: Data cleaning and analysis
  • Grant Deliverable – Round 2: Data set collection for professional and semi-professional athletes
  • Grant Deliverable – Round 3: Ocean Wallet integration into VORN App

Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

  • Build / improve applications or integrations to Ocean

Are you applying for an Earmark? Pick one.

  • General

Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project? Pick one.

  • Data Consume Volume

What is the final product?:

At the completion of this project, after three finished funding rounds, Ocean Protocol will be integrated into the VORN system.

Transactions between VORN customers who wish to sell their data and organizations who wish to run their algorithms and calculations on that data will be completed via Ocean Protocol.

How does this project drive value to the “fundamental metric” (listed above) and the overall Ocean ecosystem? This is best expressed as Expected ROI, details here .

The overall wearables market has doubled since 2014, making it one of the most successful consumer electronics markets in the last 5 years. In 2019, the global market for wearables was valued at USD 32.63 billion and USD 40.65 billion in 2020. It is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% from 2021 to 2028.

The number of connected wearable devices worldwide has more than doubled in three years, rising from 325 million in 2016 to 722 million in 2019. By early 2020, about one in five Americans was already using a smart watch or fitness tracker.

Assuming, after the three finished funding rounds and completed Ocean integration into the VORN system, we can capture 0.001% of the market, we will have 7,220 devices on the market with the same number of users. These users will be able to purchase training programs from professional athletes for $29.90 per month, which equates to an annual value of $358.80. If we assume that we sell the training plan to 1% of our customers (72 customers), the training plans will generate a value of 72 x $358.8=$25,833.60 within the first year.

In addition, customers have the opportunity to sell and get paid for their biometric data for research purposes. For these research projects, customers will receive about $100 per project, and each project will run for about one month. Since this is the sale of personal data, we assume a lower willingness to participate than for the purchase of training programs. Therefore, we assume that 0.5% of our customers will participate: $100 per project x 12 months x 36 people = $43,200.00.

Thus, within one year of market entry, approximately $25,833.60+$43,200.00= $69,033.60 will be transacted using the Ocean Protocol built into VORN.

Bang (first year after market entry) = $25,833.60+$43,200.00= $69,033.60

Buck (for the three founding rounds)= $3,000.00+$10,000.00+$20,000.00=$33,000.00

(% chance of success) = 70%

The conservative estimated ROI after finishing the three founding rounds and in the first year on the market = 69,033.60/ 33,000.00* 0.7 = 1.46

This is above the expected ROI of 1.0.

Funding Requested: $10.000 USD (applying for the second round of funding)

Proposal Wallet Address: (must have minimum 500 OCEAN in wallet to be eligible. This wallet is where you will receive the grant amount if selected). 0xe76A3595373a610eB2FBB598874B103740640aB1

Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant (Y/N)? Y

Round 12 - $3.000

Team Online Presence and Contact
Team Website (if applicable): https://vorn.swiss
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vornsports/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vornsports
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vornsports/mycompany/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZi1IpIoqThYM5k1yIrfog
Project lead email: et@vorn.swiss
Country of Residence: Switzerland

Part 2 - Team

Core Team

René Bollhalder

  • Role: Co-Founder
  • Background/Experience:
    • Head of Operations at VORN AG
    • Co-Founder at Second Up
    • Head of Research & Development at Vexatec AG

Jürgen König

Evan Tomlin

  • Role: Head of Data
  • Background/Experience:
    • Head of Data at VORN AG
    • Co-Founder & CTO in an Ethereum Mining Group
    • CTO of Trading in global banking

Benjamin Habegger

  • Role: Head of Firmware Development
  • Relevant Credentials:
  • Background/Experience:
    • Chief Technology Officier at Vorn Labs
    • Chief Technology Officier at Axiamo
    • Electrical Engineer at Bern University of Applied Sciences

Damian Weber

Fabrice Jacob

  • Role: Server and API Development
  • Background/Experience:
    • Server and API Development at Vorn Labs
    • Development Engineer at Axiamo GmbH
    • Laboratory and research assistant
    • Micro and Medical Technology Studies

Steve Hiestand

  • Role: Front End Architect
  • Relevant Credentials :
  • Background/Experience:
    • Performance diagnostician at sportdiagnostics.ch
    • Project consultant at Polar
    • Cross country athlete
    • Founder at Vitality Stream GmbH
    • Private coach

Agnes Paulovics

  • Role: Innovation Project Manager
  • Relevant Credentials :
  • Background/Experience:
    • Marketing Manager at VORN AG
    • Marketing Manager at X-Technology Swiss R&D
    • PhD-Candidate and Researcher in the field of innovation management

Apps with Love

Part 3 - Proposal Details (*Recommended)

Project Deliverables - Category:

  • IF: Build / improve applications or integration to Ocean, then:
  • App will be live, at: App Store and Google Store
  • Is your software open-source? The project can be found (with permissive license if necessary) at: No

If the project includes software:

  • Are there any mockups or designs to date? Yes
  • An overview of the technology stack? Yes

Here you can find the mockup of the app interface:

Overview of the technology stack:

Project Deliverables - Roadmap

  • Any prior work completed thus far? YES

    1. Business Plan
    2. Hardware and firmware development are already in progress
    3. App mockup is available
    4. Textile development for cycling is finished
    5. 1st funding round finished

Deliverable 1: Biometric data measurement

  • We built our 3rd shirt prototype for gathering biometric data in December.
  • This model comes with new electrodes that are thicker than the previous ones thus we assume they provide improved data quality. This assumption will be tested during the 2nd funding round.
  • Additional change to the prototype is that now we integrated the silicon sensors on the front instead of on the back. This improvement allows us to use our shirt in additional sport categories like running, rowing and cross-country skiing as well as cycling.

Deliverable 2: Building algorithms for data analysis

  • Our goal was to develop algorithms for visualizing the BPM and HRV that we gathered with the newly developed shirts.

  • Our current ECG is visible on the following graphic. The QRS complex is already recognizable but needs further improvement to allow us to measure more precisely the heart under stress scenarios.

    (theoretical QRS complex)

  • Recording and analyzing a full training session is possible but there was at the beginning a large amount of noise included.

  • After improving the algorithms, we could decrease the amount of data outliers and noise:

  • We will work on further improvements of the algorithm to decrease the extremes entirely.

What is the project roadmap? That is: what are key milestones, and the target date for each milestone.

2nd funding round (THIS SUBMISSION):

March 2022

  • Data set collection for professional and semi-professional athletes
    • VORN Core & Textile testing with athletes
    • Data collection during sport
  • Data cleaning and analysis
    • Sorting out data records
    • Improving algorithms for optimized data analysis

3rd funding round:

From April 2022

  • Ocean Wallet integration into VORN App
    • Building the ability to trade and exchange biometric data gathered by our devices
    • Integrating a marketplace that is secure and offers full control of data privacy

Future Plans

  • 3rd party collaboration to enable high-grade encryption
  • Motion sensor development
  • CE certification of our Core

Additional Information

Any additional information, custom fields, or images you would like to add? For example: Any grants or fundraising to date?


Thank you @VornSwiss, your project is now registered for R15.

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Hi @idiom-bytes thank you for registering our project. We would like to request $ 10000 USD, but in this list $ 3000 USD has been added: Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
Could you please change the requested amount to $10000 USD? Thank you very much.

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Done, thank you so much @VornSwiss!

All the best!

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Thank you too, @idiom-bytes :slight_smile:

Hello @VornSwiss

Welcome back to the Ocean DAO in Round15. It is also duly noted that you have the deliverables checklist done back on the original R-12 post keeping you in good standing for Round15.

I’m a Project Guide and I’ve assigned myself to help your proposal for this round. I have reviewed your proposal and would like to thank you for your participation inside of the Ocean Ecosystem! I have also acknowledged that a review has been done on your proposal back in R14 by my fellow Project Guide Scott.

I also like that the Project shows good value to Ocean by unleashing data on the Ocean marketplace. We hope to see some good progress on that.

We personally welcome your enthusiasm to return and seek support from the Ocean DAO.

Based on the reasons above, I am in support of your project and proposal. I look forward to continuing providing support and feedback to your project.

Prakash | Project Guiding WG | Discord


Hi Prakash,

Thanks for the support. We appreciate your response to us and we were wondering why we had reduced votes compared to other proposals… It is a little disappointing to be honest.
That said we hold our heads high as do believe very much in the product we are building and also the high quality health data it produces.
One of our USPs is data privacy and value - which is why ocean protocol is a key part of our ecosystem that are integrating into our tech stack.
In fact, we are in the process of integrating our data via the ocean.py code and I wanted to ask who we can speak to for guidance on the integration as we have specific questions that would help us complete the initial setup. We have looked at the docs and tutorials and we are missing a few concepts and configuration that would help us start getting data and algos onto ocean’s C2D sooner.
Does ocean offer some sort of consulting / advisory specialists so we don’t need to sift through discord to find what we are looking for?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Hi @VornSwiss ,

Thanks a lot for your candid response. Really appreciative of your time spent in your proposals and submission. I am hoping the Ocean DAO dynamics will improve given some intrinsic & extrinsic factors. They are being handled by parameters working group to ensure that there in progression in the experience of Ocean DAO participants. Please feel free to explore the Discord server. While votes in some case are not always indicative but there are several ways you can improve the visibility.

In terms of integration I believe the best channel to ask for help in dev-support channel on discord.

Unfortunately discord is the one place to find a lot of connections whether its passive dev-support/finding a team who can help specifically for you. In case you’re able to find time to hop on discord, please do voice your concerns on finding consulting/advisory specialists so that can be evaluated as well.