Google jumps into medicine with wearable health tracker

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The same company that gave us Google Glass is now working on another kind of wearable: a health tracker

Google has developed a wristwatch-like device that can track your pulse, activity level, heart rate and skin temperature. The big difference between this new device and the company’s Android Wear platform is that the new tracker is intended for medical use. The idea is to track the wearer’s health data, such as heart rate, continuously.

“Doctors have always looked for new ways to gain insight into the subtle biological patterns that could help earlier diagnosis or intervention in disease,” said Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, in an emailed statement provided to Mashable. “Our hope is that this technology could unlock a new class of continuous, medical-grade information that makes it easier to understand these patterns and manage serious health conditions.” Read more…

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