NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes are unknown, a new survey finds people who use the devices think of them as a safer alternative to tobacco and a means to break the smoking habit.
The Metria Wearable Sensor is another new tool aimed at helping the healthcare industry shift toward prevention. It works like this: The user attaches the wearable sensor, which uses "skin-friendly" adhesive; the sensor collects data, such as the number of hours slept and breaths per minute; and the sensor wirelessly transmits a summary of the data to the user's or caregiver's device, such as a smartphone.
FITBIT promises to help people achieve their goals, by sharing a full picture of their progress over time (activity, weight, diet, sleep). The product and service features limited use of game mechanics and social features. SENSORS: 3-Axis Accelerometer, Altimeter. API: Yes.
Basis Watch: 4 different types of sensors that measure your skin and ambient temperature, levels of perspiration, activity level, sleep quality and blood flow (heart rate). Data is displayed real time on the watch or website. What you can see on the watch by tapping the four different corners is the date/time, steps taken, calories burned, heart rate and a progress bar that's linked to a specific activity or habit you're looking to achieve.
Lumo Lift is a tiny, wearable device that helps you achieve better posture. This innovative gadget and its full-featured app can train you to sit taller and may help you avoid health problems associated with slouching. (Tracks steps and calories, too.)