Samsung is expanding its wearable technology range with a new health tracking platform called Simband, and the company has said that Simband is not a product, but a reference design.
Samsung is hoping that its new Simband platform will be used to develop new wearable devices and also health monitoring technology.
Samsung Simband is not a product. It’s a reference design. It’s our concept of what a smart health device should be. Devices based on the Simband platform will be able to gather vital diagnostic information – from your heart rate to your skin’s electrical conductivity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Any manufacturer will be able to use the Samsung Simband platform and the reference design to produce their own wearable devices, and the company has also launched a new software platform for the Simband called SAMI, which stands for Samsung Multimodel Architecture Interaction.
Samsung has announce two partners for launch, which include the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and imec, a world leading bio-sensing research institute.
SAMI will be an open source platform, and according to Samsung it will be the first ‘truly secure, open, diverse data platform of its kind.
You can find out more information about the Samsung Simband reference design and the new SAMI software platform over at Samsung at the link below.