Sunday, February 23, 2014

Smart is getting smarter - fitness, wellness or emedicine -the band on our wrist will tell all

A startup called Quanttus (based in Cambridge, Massachusetts) wants to offer such insights with a smart-watch-like gadget that continuously tracks heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure, which are difficult to measure accurately with a wrist-worn device. The plan is to use this data to offer information and even predictions about your health. This involves not only collecting a large amount of data but also applying algorithms to make sense of that data. The hope is that the gadget could help people monitor existing illnesses or show them how their work habits affect their health.

Wow are we going to see some fantastic new devices in the next couple of years that will transform the way we monitor our health, fitness and wellness.

The older consumer will (in my view) be a major market for this new technology. Dick Stroud

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