Samsung’s next generation Simband, a healthcare smartband that co-ordinates with a cloud based software to offer users health related data such as heart rate and blood pressure was announced yesterday in San Francisco with a launch date not anytime soon.
The company also unveiled its new platform – SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimedia Interactions) platform, a cloud-based service for storing the data collected.
During the event, Samsung showed off on how it works to collect information such as blood pressure levels, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc., to help people clearly understand how their body reacts in different situations.
Samsung said, “The combination of Simband-designed sensor technologies and algorithms and SAMI-based software will take individual understanding of the body to a new level”.
The initiative is a part of Samsung’s efforts to develop Digital healthcare products and collective efforts of its open hardware and software platforms. The devices use sensors, algorithms and data collection and analysis tools that benefit users and healthcare providers.
Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer of Device Solutions at Samsung Electronics said that the company’s efforts in the healthcare domain would provide opportunities for technology experts in various areas to come together and create a product that would in turn help users understand their health better.
“We believe this initiative will be an essential first step and we invite developers and partners across the globe to join us in creating the technologies of the future that will help make people’s lives healthier”, Sohn said in a statement.
Michael Blum of the University of California said in a statement, “Our bodies have always had something to say but now, with advanced sensors, algorithms and software, we will finally be able to tune into what the body is telling us”.
Blum also said that validating the technologies used would help improve the product and develop smarter products in future.