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Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015

Wearable devices coming in 2015 will add health and athletic capabilities to enhance value and keep users' interest.
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AmpStrip
The FitLinxx AmpStrip, a 2015 Best of Innovation Honoree at the International Consumer Electronics Show, is a thin, sensor-filled waterproof device that adheres to a user's torso to track heart rate, activity, respiration, body temperature, and posture automatically and continuously during rest, workout, recovery, and sleep. It can be worn in pools or showers.
The wireless device works with many apps and stores data until it can be synced via Bluetooth 4.0 with a user's iOS or Android phone, according to FitLinxx. It can be worn for 3-7 days, the company said, and the public beta will start in January. Pricing has not yet been set.
(Image: FitLinxx Ampstrip)

AmpStrip
The FitLinxx AmpStrip, a 2015 Best of Innovation Honoree at the International Consumer Electronics Show, is a thin, sensor-filled waterproof device that adheres to a user's torso to track heart rate, activity, respiration, body temperature, and posture automatically and continuously during rest, workout, recovery, and sleep. It can be worn in pools or showers.

The wireless device works with many apps and stores data until it can be synced via Bluetooth 4.0 with a user's iOS or Android phone, according to FitLinxx. It can be worn for 3-7 days, the company said, and the public beta will start in January. Pricing has not yet been set.

(Image: FitLinxx Ampstrip)

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freespiritny25
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1/8/2015 | 11:08:36 AM
Re: Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015
The MeMe glasses creep me out. Not sure I want to know how well I am concentrating. I also wonder about the the accuracy of these health devices. The Epilepsy monitor does look like it could be very useful for parents and care providers of children with epilepsy. 
Li Tan
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1/5/2015 | 10:17:00 PM
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Very good point, my friend. Instead of being just the smart sensor/data collector, these health related wearables should have a strong infrastructure behind to back up and provide more functionality. In addition to telemedicine, it should be able to give warning message for the sudden emerge of disease such as heart attack.
Brian.Dean
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1/4/2015 | 7:06:15 PM
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Measurement is an area that can help the health of an individual indirectly. For example, if in-take and calories burnt in a day can be accurately measured, then an individual could limit their calories in-take by 25, if losing weight is their goal, or increase their calories in-take by 25, if gaining weight is their goal, and over time this small change would add up to many pounds.

Maintaining a certain weight range would enable other health benefits that are never reported, these benefits will never be accounted for in the equation and the true value of the wearable will never be known in terms of its dollar cost.
PedroGonzales
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1/3/2015 | 10:01:33 PM
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I think these are all great devices.  They seem to be very isolated.  If they are to use for telemedicine, it needs an infrastructure that would allow doctors to monitor their patients remotely.  In the case of chronic disease patients, if such devices could include things like warnings messages that would let users know about the change in their health habit.  I think it could really make a better impact on their lives.
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