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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Weighing scales have become very high-tech devices. From bathroom scales with wi-fi connection to ultra-precise devices used in research or industry, modern scales are able to provide very accurate measures almost instantly. This has not always been the case however and today we take a look at the different systems that emerged over the millennia.
Ten predictions for the mobile health market
MobiHealthNews has compiled a list of ten predictions for the next five years of mobile health including forecast for both consumers and businesses. Their focus is remote patient monitoring via devices and mobile applications and how these will improve internal workflow and ensure higher efficiency. Their assumption is that in a three-years’ time, the market for mobile health apps will be more than ten times bigger than today. Also, Wi-Fi embedded consumer devices will rapidly make their way into professional settings. A stunning 500,000 shipments of blood pressure monitors will supposedly be reached by 2013. An astonishing future for health care! Read more here.
Withings just launched a Facebook quizz contest with cool prizes up for grabs!
The prizes you can win if you give the correct answers are: 5 Withings Wi-Fi Body Scales and 10 vouchers of 30€ or $40 (depending on your country of residence). Read more
Both the Withings scale and the blood pressure monitor give their users a large range of options to share their measurements with their family or with professionals, such as doctors or sporting coaches. The scale however goes beyond that with social functionalities that allows you to also share your weight and body composition measurements with your friends, or even with complete strangers through outlets such as Twitter (by connecting your Withings account to your Twitter profile on the web interface) or your blog, thanks to a widget also available on My.Withings.com.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a much-discussed topic and technology set for major growth. But what does it really mean? AR completes our view of the real-world environments by adding fictional elements, which enhance what we see, hear, feel, and smell. Today, augmented reality is used in many industries, such as cars, environment, fashion, photography, video games and now also in the health sector. Read more
At Withings, we firmly believe that intelligent, connected devices are not the future, but the present. Still, it’s always good to take a look at the road ahead and see what the future may still hold. And what better looking glass to use than some classic sci-fi movies?