[Cyborg] heart rate from your wrist
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 27 13:15:04 PDT 2012
Anyone know anything about these guys? They basically claim that with
the addition of an accelerometer, they are able to get "EKG quality"
heart-rate data using optical techniques on your wrist. The
accelerometer basically allows them to compensate for the effects of
motion. I'm a little skeptical, there many many teams working on this
kind of thing, some for YEARS, and I haven't seen any successes yet...
what makes their tech better? It worries me that their "testing QA" is
still in the future, I wonder how much testing they have actually done
so far? This tech is easy in theory, but super super difficult in
(see for instance https://mybasis.com/ - still letting you "Reserve Now"
almost two years after the initially promised launch date... now
refusing to even offer estimated launch dates... they do deserve some
credit for NOT launching a half-baked crappy product, of course :-)
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