10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy
May 16, 2012 09:00 AM Wearable devices equipped with sensors, Web connections, or both, help consumers and healthcare providers track health and fitness. Take a look at what's possible now.
Zephyr Technology's BioHarness BT sensor technology is used by third-party makers of products to add biometric monitoring capabilities to wearable fitness gear. An example of that includes Under Armour's E39 electronic compression garment, which tracks the wearer's measures, including breathing and heart rate data, which can be transmitted to computers or mobile devices. Other measures BioHarness BT can monitor are blood oxygen, ECG, and blood pressure. The device also can connect to smart phones for transmission of the data to the Zephyr portal. From here, the data can be pushed to an individual's personal electronic health records and dispatch and service center Web applications.
In April, 3M New Ventures, the venture organization of 3M, announced that it had invested in Zephyr Technology and was collaborating with the company for new physiological and biomechanical sensor and monitoring applications.