Samsung Markets New Chip for Well being-Targeted Wearable Units

Samsung Electronics Co. stated on Tuesday it has began promoting a brand new processor aimed toward well being-targeted wearable merchandise, looking for to faucet into a quick-rising market. The brand new chip is the primary that may take a number of measurements — together with physique fats, pores and skin temperature and coronary heart price — in addition to course of the knowledge collected by itself, Samsung stated in a assertion.

To assist shoppers speed up product improvement utilizing the chip, the agency stated it has developed "reference platform" merchandise comparable to a wrist band to reveal the chip’s capabilities.

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The step comes amid a push by tech companies to develop and promote wearable merchandise, resembling smartwatches, that provide quite a lot of well being-associated options together with knowledge assortment and monitoring. Some companies are looking for to launch refined merchandise able to detecting and monitoring extra critical illnesses to faucet in to a market that Soreon Analysis says could possibly be value greater than $forty one billion in 2020.

Samsung started mass manufacturing of the brand new chips in December. It stated the processor will energy a brand new gadget to be launched within the first half of 2016, however declined to elaborate on the maker of the gadget.

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