May 29, 2014: Samsung at an event in San Francisco unveiled a new digital health technology platform called “Simband” which can work with a wristband. Simband will allow users to track range of body functions such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure. This unique digital health technology platform would help the users to understand what is happening with their body. Samsung has brought out this new platform in an effort to use digital products to help improve health care.
The new platform developed by Samsung in cooperation with university teachers would be working with a cloud based open software platform called SAMI. In a statement by the company, “The combination of Simband-designed sensor technologies and algorithms and SAMI-based software will take individual understanding of the body to a new level.”
Quoting Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Device Solutions at Samsung Electronics, he said “At a time when health care spending is at record levels and when the number of people over the age of 60 worldwide is expected to exceed more than 1.2 billion by 2025, digital health is an incredibly important area for innovation. We believe this initiative will be an essential first step and we invite developers and partners across the globe to join us in creating the technologies of the future that will help make people’s lives healthier.”
Samung expects that the advanced sensors and algorithms along with software would help the consumers who need health related advice and health care providers.