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Korea Republic of : SAMSUNG unveils SAMSUNG DIGITAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

May 30, 2014



The Samsung Digital Health Initiative has been revealed by Samsung at a San Francisco event. The two of them are a hardware and software open platform from the company's Strategy and Innovation Center team.

The firm aim is to "accelerate the development of advanced sensors, algorithms, and data collection and analysis".

At present, the initiative includes a wearable wristband called Simband, but it's just a reference design or blueprint to show how other companies could make similar devices to track heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. etc. The wristband, which Samsung showed in San Francisco, uses an open software architecture called Sami to collect data from a variety of sources and display it in an attempt to educate consumers about their bodies.

Young Sohn, an executive at Samsung Electronics stated Samsung s Digital Health Initiative provides an exciting opportunity for the brightest minds in the technology world to come together to develop the products that will, for the first time, put individuals in the driver s seat in understanding their own health. Digital health is an incredibly important area for innovation. We believe this initiative is an essential first step".


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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