CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • SAVE THE DATE • October 16-18, 2019 • Boston, MA
Wearable solutions are the perfect form factor for many health and wellness use cases. However, there are number of challenges that must be addressed when designing new a solution. For example, how to work around the end-users’ lack of technical competence or confidence. The wearable must be easy for anyone to use, regardless of age or health condition. Other end-user challenges include battery lifetime and dependency on smartphones for connectivity. For service providers, a typical challenge is meeting regulatory requirements. The backend solution must include fleet management functions to support this.
Sony is currently developing a wearable solution to address all these challenges. Based on the latest telecommunications and IoT technology, our new platform is targeted towards health and wellness service providers who want to enrich or complement their offering.
By focusing on usability, connectivity and flexibility, it will deliver tangible benefits to all stakeholders in the value chain.
The new device can collect external sensor data, leveraging built-in sensors for heart rate, position and movement. It maintains a network connection without the need for pairing with another device. Service providers get the freedom of direct, bi-directional communication, and can offer more sophisticated services without demanding any extra technical competence from end-users.
Look out for mSafety from Sony.