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How your car can check your daily health

ImecImec researches capacitive, optical and radar technology to integrate in the user’s environment and in this way monitor – unnoticeable – his health.

Health freaks may wear a fitness tracker on their wrist, but there’s also something just as valuable coming soon for the non-freaks among us. By incorporating sensor and radar technology into car seats, armchairs and even office spaces, you’ll be able to discreetly monitor your breathing rate, heart rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. In fact the automotive industry has already responded very enthusiastically to the technology, because it may well (indirectly) help prevent many accidents. But that’s not all: given that we are spending more and more time in the car, it only makes sense that it should become the ideal location for us to carry out our daily health checks.

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Smart ring market to benefit from consumer and healthcare

Smart RingsA new report from market research firm Scalar Market Research forecasts an “impressive” rate of growth for the smart ring market to 2022.

As wearables continue to shrink in size, they are moving from wrist-worn devices to those that can be worn on a finger. Such “smart rings” not only function as jewelry, but can connect to a user’s smartphone, offer gesture control, provide activity tracking, and be used to make contactless payments.

According to the Scalar Market Research report, key factors promoting the global growth of the smart ring market include the rise in demand for Internet of Things (IoT) and increased use of wearables. In particular, says the report, various cloud computing applications in commercial as well as healthcare – especially those used to address an increased prevalence of diseases – are to drive the market’s growth.

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