Samsung launches a wearable wristband and cloud platform for tracking your health

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Samsung detailed plans to create an open platform for developing sensors for wearables and a cloud service aimed at tracking a person’s health in real time at an event held in San Francisco Wednesday. The initiative will start with a modular wristband reference design called Simband that tracks heart rate, blood pressure but could expand into other devices and locations on the body. The idea is to let developers play with the components in hopes of driving adoption of the platform.

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Young Sohn, a Samsung executive explained the concept of the Simband wearable wristband that will contain a variety of sensors (it sounds like one might pick and choose the sensors) and the corresponding cloud platform, dubbed SAMI that holds a person’s health data and keeps it safe. Samsung launched this vision with a partnership with UCSF and IMEC, a European nanotech and chip research consortium.

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