Samsung announced a new mobile medical tech platform called Simband. It’s a prototype smartwatch with a heavy emphasis on health and fitness, and it’s chock full of different sensors. The watch shares and collects health data in real time, and uploads it to Samsung’s dedicated cloud service. From there, your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and other health indicators can be analyzed by healthcare professionals. The idea is to provide personalized feedback and suggestions to help improve your wellbeing, or even a call to schedule an appointment if a problem is found.
The Simband is designed to work in conjunction with Samsung’s other healthcare platform, SAMI or Samsung Multimodal Architecture Interaction. The cloud-based service would receive information over Wi-Fi from the Simband, providing an interface for healthcare workers and consumers to review the data. Interestingly, both the SAMI and Simband will be open-sourced, a feature that Samsung hopes will attract various companies and propel their new technology.