Wearables were everywhere today at Google I/O, but there was only one truly new product announced: the Gear Live, Samsung's Android Wear-running smartwatch. And we've had a chance to spend a few minutes playing with a demo unit — it's only able to do a few things right now, but we have our best sense yet of what Android Wear hardware and software will look like..
With Apple's new "Health" platform, e may have just witnessed the birth of an ecosystem that follows a similar model to that of iTunes.
Olivier Janin's insight:
There are lots of questions which remain to be clarified. Anyhow, it is just exciting !
1/ how will Apple define his 3rd party approval process regarding to the FDA Mobile Health clearance ? Will it be mandatory or not ? Nike Fuel is not a Medical device as I know.
2/ Will Apple point out in Health UI the difference between Health App and Fitness-Wellbeing ones ? I attended Craig presentation at WWDC on Monday ; didn't he make a difference between HealthKit (as a 3rd Party aggregator), and Health as a Medical-Linked Service related to Mayo Clinic ?
3/ Regarding the Dashboard, the challenge will be to design an UI which offer enough granularity and sensible relationship between Datas to make them insightful for the end-user. I love this challenge, and I am impatient to get into it !
Apple will put on its big show at its world wide developers conference on Monday, and you can expect it to take the opportunity to introduce its long-rumored health and fitness app and platform, "Healthbook".
Samsung is making a big bet on digital health with a platform for sensor development and apps associated with human health. The platform includes a wristband dubbed the Simband, that links to a cloud service.
A San Francisco startup has developed a wearable device that monitors breathing patterns and a mobile app that suggests adjustments, promising to allow users to control stress levels or otherwise improve their states of mind.
The software giant has been developing a cross-platform gadget that continuously measures heart rate, Forbes has learned. Initially gunning for fitness enthusiasts, the watch could see Microsoft make a bigger play for healthcare further down the line.
Olivier Janin's insight:
1/ Microsoft Smartchwatch will continuously measure your heart rate
2/The smartwatch will be compatible with Windows, iOS and Android
3/ Microsoft could draw on its healthcare joint venture with General Electric, called Caradigm.
Samsung laid out its framework last week for a new consumer-centered biohealth ecosystem, featuring a new sensor-filled watch ("Simband") and a cloud platform for storing health data collected... (...)
Samsung says it will release application programming interfaces (APIs), a software developer kit (SDK) later this year. It will also host a developer conference, and even put up $50 million in venture capital for startups that choose to build on the Simband platform
The promise of these devices will start to be seen in businesses in 2014,” said JP Gownder, a Forrester Research analyst who follows wearable computers. “Enterprises need to start putting together a road map for thinking about how wearables can improve their businesses.