An innovative body sensor that can be worn by users to remotely gather physiogical data over a period of up to 7 days has been developed by Avery Dennison and BodyMedia.
The new wearable patch solution will initially be used as an evaluation tool for weight management. Future applications are expected to include corporate wellness programs, remote elder care and safety, and monitoring of vital signs for a variety of health conditions*.
The patch which works in conjunction with software via Bluetooth will utilize similar sensor technology developed for BodyMedia armband-based body monitoring systems that have been successfully used for weight loss support since 2001.
The disposable patch will:
- • Track key lifestyle indicators such as calorie burn, steps taken, activity levels and sleep patterns through multiple sensors that collect more than 5,000 data points per minute.
- • Enable that data to be uploaded to a computer or mobile device for use as a guideline to determine the need for behavioral modification to promote weight loss and other wellness efforts.
- • Be worn on the back of the left tricep, providing an inconspicuous solution similar to a large bandage with no wires required to transmit data.
- • Remain in place for up to seven days even while showering and exercising through use of Avery Dennison Medical Solutions' splash-proof adhesive chemistries and production technologies.
Source: BodyMedia FIT
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