Wearable Technology is Coming

Victor Lipman writing for Forbes recently posted an interesting statistic he found on the GlobalWebIndex,  stating that 71%  of 16 to 24 year olds want wearable technology.

This of course is not limited to Smart Watches but also includes devices like this wearable camera / drone named Nixie that is part of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge.

As is often the case with technology gadgets, it appears that the older generations may be less excited about the latest smart watch innovations such as the Moto 360, the Samsung Gear 2, and the Apple Watch but will nevertheless try to keep up with the young’uns.

In addition to providing mobile connectivity via a cell phone these watches also provide the basic activity tracking and heart rate monitoring functionality that is a first step in the coming wearable health revolution.

However these devices do not provide visibility into one of the most important sources of biometric data –  breathing.   After searching the web for a good device that allows self -quantifiers to monitor breathing,  we found one –  the Hexoskin.  This company appears to be all about promoting the future of preventive health through monitoring of our heart rate, activity, and breathing rates using sensors embedded into sports clothing.  Check it out for yourself.

The pricing for the Hexoskin starter kit is a bit steep at $399 with extra sensor shirts costing $169, but hopefully these prices will come down as more people begin to use the technology.    Please let us know what you think of it.

In the mean time we will keep investigating and decide if the time is right to invest in a Hexoskin for further evaluation here at OnTierraHealth Technlogy.

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