LAS VEGAS--A particularly healthy trend at CES 2012 is to be found in body monitoring devices. These devices, typically running on low power ARM based chipsets can be strapped on to a person’s arm or chest, and monitor various bits of body activity, from calorie intake to sleep quality, daily exercise and much more besides.
At CES Unveiled, EE Times spoke to Body Media about its “Fit” armband, a small device sporting four sensors – a monitor for skin temperature, heat flux, gavonic skin response and a three axis accelerometer to measure motion - which can pull data off a person’s body at a rate of 5,000 data points per minute.
The data, once pulled, then gets categorized and analyzed before being delivered to the user in an easy-to-understand format.
I think NFC isn't the best because NFC works at very short distances, basically forcing the user to "touch" the active device with the passive device. But Bluetooth instead is built for the Personal Area Network, the range is slightly bigger and now that we have Bluetooth 4.0 with its Low Energy technology or "Smart" (as marketing calls it) the power consumption will not be a problem.
body media already available for $199 with blue tooth. Upon wearing this device it monitors all our activities and the software collects 5000 data points from this device. monitors for skin temperature, heat flux, gavonic skin response and a three axis accelerometer to measure motion detects our sleep or wake up. Also this gives the calorie values used by the body.Help full for diet control.video could have been better by showing the operation of this device in real time
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