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Jacob
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Monitoring elderly peoples
Jacob   11/4/2014 10:42:30 PM
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"The shirt works with HealthWatch's MasterCaution line of products, which use mobile and cloud technology for monitoring and reporting critical health information. That technology makes "telemonitoring" possible, allowing people to go about whatever daily activities they choose without having to be shadowed by someone who is constantly checking up on them."

Ariella, what's the technology behind such monitoring. Is it something based on wearable technology or IoT?

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crowded market
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/5/2014 8:03:10 PM
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There are so many products coming on the market in this health arena, that it is going to be intereseting to see which one wins out. Microsoft is getting into the act to. This from a recent analyst report:

Software developer Microsoft Corporation recently launched Microsoft Health, its health application and Microsoft Band, its long rumored wearable health and fitness device.

Microsoft Health includes a cloud service for customers to store and put together health and fitness data from various sources to create a more insightful picture. Microsoft Health is not just platform specific but is available as a smart device application too. The app is available for free on Windows Phone, Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Microsoft Health will also collaborate with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeep. Taking all these into account, Microsoft Health will enable the software developer to effectively compete against recently-launched health platforms from Google, Samsung and Apple.

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Re: Monitoring elderly peoples
Ariella   11/17/2014 9:06:03 AM
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@Jacob sorry for the delay in response. I didn't realize this blog posted here. The shirt itself is, of course, a form of wearable, though a washable one! The way the data gets transmitted is either through Bluetooth or WiFi.

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Jacob   11/17/2014 10:51:19 PM
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"sorry for the delay in response. I didn't realize this blog posted here. The shirt itself is, of course, a form of wearable, though a washable one! The way the data gets transmitted is either through Bluetooth or WiFi."

Ariella, thanks for the details. So senor collected datas are transmitting via wifi or Bluetooth. I think both technologies have the limitations; while object is moving. How you are going to address such issues.

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Jacob   11/17/2014 10:58:10 PM
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"Microsoft Health will also collaborate with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeep. Taking all these into account, Microsoft Health will enable the software developer to effectively compete against recently-launched health platforms from Google, Samsung and Apple."

Hailey, for Microsoft the ultimate aim is business and they want to beat both Google and Apple.

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Re: Monitoring elderly peoples
Ariella   11/18/2014 9:03:54 AM
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@Jacob actually, the results are on par with hospital ECG systems. Having seen patients hooked up to such machines in hospitals over days, I can tell you that patients attached for long term monitoring on these things also have some issues. I believe they, too, would benefit from a shirt like this over the traditional tabs put on with adhesive. In the hospital, they have to then carry the pouch that contains the trasnmitter  with them every time they get up from their beds, which is not exactly convenient.  

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/18/2014 7:48:59 PM
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@ariella, I talked to one designer recently who was working on this type of technology and he brought up washability as well. I hadn't thought of it, but it really is critically important, as is the aesthetics of the design since it is fashion.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/18/2014 7:49:49 PM
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@Jacob do you think Microsoft will beat Google and Apple?

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Jacob   11/18/2014 10:55:10 PM
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"actually, the results are on par with hospital ECG systems. Having seen patients hooked up to such machines in hospitals over days, I can tell you that patients attached for long term monitoring on these things also have soemissues. I believe they, too, would benefit from a shirt like this over the traditional tabs put on with adhesive. In the hospital, they have to then carry the pouch that contains the trasnmitter  with them every time they get up from their beds, which is not exactly convenient.  "

Ariella, that I understood and it seems that in house also they have to be bedridden while wearing the shirt/jacket.

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Re: crowded market
Jacob   11/18/2014 10:56:08 PM
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"do you think Microsoft will beat Google and Apple?"

Hailey, very difficult in near future. I mean i won't happen atleast for next 5-7 years

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