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Wearables and the type of health data they collect

In this article I would like to draw a parallel between automobiles and human beings to make a point I seem to have understood well. This comparison may sound a little insensitive to some. While humans are way too superior biological machines compared to automobiles, we will agree that even automobiles have a notion of health.

A differentiated wearable strategy

Collage by New York Times

In CES 2014, people found wearables to be a new hot trend. Many companies including biggies like Apple, Google and several other startups want to fit sensors on various parts of the human body and collect data. I have recently read about the t-shirt that can tell an athelete about her willpower or the bra (seemingly in development by Microsoft) that senses emotional triggers for overeating.

Diabetic? Wear a contact lens !

Many of us have heard of the Google Glass. Have you heard of Google Contact Lens? Yes! One is in the making in a secret lab at MountainView California. Google and Novartis are said to be jointly working on this project.

This new gadget is like any other contact lens that you wear over your eyeballs. Additionally it has miniature electronics and a blood glucose level sensor. You wouldn’t mind a wireless radio thrown in as well, would you?