At Emberify as we move ahead with our context aware apps, fitness is a very critical point of data. With the new fitness platforms: Apple Health and Google Fit data is getting more accessible. Apps no longer have to poll sensors for data directly. Data from wearables and device sensors is very accessible. With a […]
Surely, there’s an upper limit to the information that can be gleaned from one parameter? Heart rate data, for all this time, has proven to be beneficial in providing data regarding a person’s blood flow and heart conditions. But then, there’s the work Cardiogram is doing. Through intensive heart rate tracking, which takes into account […]
CES 2018 drew to a close a couple of weeks back, and the spotlight was on Artificial Intelligence, smart cars, and random gadgets which forced us to raise an eyebrow and ask, “Why even?”. But more interestingly, the future of sports and fitness tech was showcased in the form of new sensors and trackers. Gamification […]
With smartphone addiction becoming a major theme of discussion around tech companies, it is interesting to see how Apple & Facebook are being blamed for this issue. Especially with children concerned, it is important for parents to set a limit on their phone usage and apps that they use. Apps like Facebook are built with […]
There are two ways wearables can truly evolve: one, by incorporating AI, and two, by becoming more non-obtrusive. Wrist bands and smartwatches were (and still are) in vogue since 2014, but let’s face it – there’s only so much that OEMs and users can accomplish with a device on the wrist. It hinders user interaction […]
The FDA has just cleared Kardiaband by AliveCor, which is the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. Kardiaband records a medical-grade EKG as an Apple Watch strap and has an Apple Watch app providing a graph and data of the EKG. This is a leap ahead for wearables as we are moving beyond […]
With the Internet of Things maturing and the next generation low-latency, high bandwidth 5G networks nearing mass deployment, the data available from our lives is growing exponentially. The cost of sensors has been reducing thanks to increased adoption of wearables. With all this data out there, is it really adding value to our lives?
Reinventing the wheel isn’t always easy. The sentiment applies more so in the space of sensor tech, wherein the only advancements that can be made are more often in the efficiency of measurement, footprint reduction and more sensitive recording parameters. But then, there’s also the concept of reinventing the applications of the wheel. And that’s […]