Wearable technology has penetrated almost every field in a short span of time. Whether it is the entertainment sector, the health department or the world of sports, there are plenty of wearables that are available in the market. Most of them are consumer-oriented devices and developed by keeping in mind the needs and requirements of a consumer. Well, Google with its new health-tracking wristband is trying to change that. Google Inc.’s life sciences group has unveiled their latest wearable which instead of being consumer-focused is primarily intended for medical purpose.
Developed by the Google X division, the health-tracking wristband can track pulse rate, activity level, heart rate and skin temperature of a patient. The wearable is intended to be used for clinical trials and drug tests so as to provide physicians and doctors with accurate data on the patient’s health. Besides offering health vitals of the patient, the Google health-tracking wristband also provide environmental information like light exposure and noise levels.
Currently under development stages, the health-tracker will be upgraded and tested as Google plans to team up with academic researchers and drug makers. Trail tests will soon began in the summer. Meanwhile, the company will be seeking regulatory clearance for its use in the U.S. and Europe.