Next generation health and fitness tracker

8th January 2016
Joe Bush

The results of a collaboration between Cloudtag and imec on accurate frictionless wearable health solutions were revealed at the CES show in Las Vegas this week. Cloudtag Track, a new wearable fitness tracker that was launched at the show, combines fitness and health monitoring with design to advance both fitness wearables as well as wearables in the care, cure and prevention cycle by providing immediate access to accurate medical data and personalised feedback.

Within the framework of their collaboration, imec develops algorithms for CloudTag’s wearable sensor devices that enable accurate monitoring of physiological parameters. The Cloudtag Track is a light and ultra-small device that integrates imec’s proprietary algorithm that retrieves physiological parameters with an high level of accuracy. Imec’s algorithm recognises activity, measures energy expenditure, heart rate and other physiological data.

Cloudtag Track can be tailored to match different needs and blends technology with frictionless usability to improve the user experience and to help increase adoption. Cloudtag Track gives immediate, accurate and personalised feedback on one’s lifestyle, enabling the individual to put unhealthy habits into perspective while persuading lifestyle changes to adopt healthier diet and activity habits.

“Imec and Holst Centre develop ultra-small low power, high quality sensors and specialised algorithms that turn data into valuable knowledge, paving the way to next generation wearables that offer medical quality data monitoring in a frictionless way. These sophisticated wearables can support doctors in diagnosis and follow-up of illnesses, and they offer a huge opportunity in illness prevention by serving as a virtual personal coach,” stated Chris Van Hoof, Programme Director of imec’s wearable health programme. “Our collaboration with Cloudtag is an exciting example of how imec’s technology can support the industry in realising the next generation of wearable devices.”

“I am extremely pleased with this collaboration with imec, as I believe this firmly validates the joint work we are doing and the future of our relationship,” commented Amit Ben-Haim, CloudTag CEO. “This is underscored by the results of the collaboration, and in particular, the accuracy of imec’s algorithms to retrieve physiological parameters which provides us with a unique selling point. I look forward to our continued collaboration and to future product development.”

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