• Samsung Wants a Bigger Piece of mHealth Market

    While not widely recognized for its efforts in mHealth, Apple has been on the forefront of mobile's increasingly important role in healthcare for the last few years. From the establishment of HealthKit to the launch of Apple Watch, the iDevice maker knows that mHealth is teeming with potential.

    And now that Samsung is recognizing the same, the leading tech rival of Apple is stepping up to the plate and laying the groundwork for bigger and bolder moves in mHealth during the year ahead.

    On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics announced that it is "addressing the growing trend of quantified health with an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market."

    The Samsung Bio-Processor, now in mass production we're told, is "specifically designed to allow accelerated development of innovative wearable products for consumers who are increasingly monitoring their health and fitness on a daily basis."

    The company says its Bio-Processor will be available in fitness/health devices within the first half of 2016.

    “With improvements in smart, fitness devices and an increase in consumer health consciousness, more and more people are looking for ways to monitor various personal bio-data, or fitness data, to constantly manage their health” said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of marketing, System LSI business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s Bio-Processor, which can process five different biometric signals, is the most versatile health and fitness monitoring chip available on the market today and is expected to open up many new health-based service options for our customers.”

    Source: Samsung
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Wants a Bigger Piece of mHealth Market started by Michael Essany View original post
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