Samsung Electronics announces Digital Health Initiative

Samsung Electronics today announced Digital Health Initiative — based on open hardware and software platforms to accelerate the development of sensors, algorithms, and data collection and analysis.

The health initiative will assist enterprises to validate technologies for personal health and wellness. It will help entrepreneurs bring innovative products to market quickly.

Announced at an event at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center, Samsung showcased its platform in a wearable wristband form factor, showing how devices based on this reference-design blueprint could be used to track measurements such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

Samsung announces Digital Health Initiative

The Korean consumer electronics vendor also demonstrated its open software architecture and how it could be used to collect data from a variety of sources, aggregate it and display it in a format allowing consumers to better understand what is taking place within their bodies.

Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics, said: “At a time when healthcare spending is at record levels and when the number of people over the age of 60 worldwide is expected to exceed more than 1.2 billion by 2025, digital health is an incredibly important area for innovation.”

InfotechLead News Team