Measuring physical activity

There's a ton of exploration going on in the healthcare space with regards to useful wearable technology applications.  Michigan State University's departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are investigating a wearable sensor network that measures a person's physical activity and overall well-being. I can see how this type of collecting and assessing biometric data can scale outside of healthcare into other areas such as sports and and sports medicine. "Using technology developed by engineering professor Subir Biswas, participants will wear three small, wireless sensors — on their wrist, upper arm and lower leg — that during any physical activity will measure not only the frequency, intensity and time but also now the type of activity, providing valuable information. The data then will be wirelessly transmitted to medical service providers' servers for remote assessment and well-being management." continue reading at

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