From graphene to medicals, Samsung is a more researched company than most of its competitors. So when they get on board like this, we expect real changes in the industry. Very soon, medical diagnosis will be home-done.
As an engineer I am excited about these new wearable technologies that are set to revolutionize the medical diagnostic and health care aids.
But as a common man I am a bit skeptical whether such high profile gadjets will be pushed onto the consumers unnecessarily .
With half knowledge and the self diagnostic aids such as these wearable devices , many people are bound to become over anxious about their health parameters and may get get addicted to such gadgets to unnecessarily keep monitoring their health parameters and start popping pills based upon some half baked knowledge available on internet.
@prabhakar_deosthali: I share your mixed feelings about this sloooowly emerging category of products.
Donald Jones made the good point that glucose monitors have gone retail, essentially giving many peoploe the chance to manage theor own diabetes quite successfully. This will be the pattern with many other ailments, he said.
I forgot to mention that I met a Wipro CTO at the event. He said his company in India is also working on platforms for consumer medical wearables, generally trying to use off the shelf hardware as much as possible and get prototypes into clinical trials.