Life-Altering Wearable Tech Devices for Wellness and What They Are Capable Of
Been in a fruitless loop of a conversation about your Cab complaint or a flight refund on a social media platform? Chances are you have been speaking to an AI powered bot employed by the respective cab service provider and airlines to help with some tasks which have the same or similar questions as well as solutions. Worst still, you may be interacting with a fake account. Advanced ML is making the bots seem more and more humanlike by adding nuances which correspond to human behaviour in a very convincing manner and hence these bots are hard to identify. We take a look at ways in which one can identify bots.
Social Media Bots
In our last blog we discussed if Data from Wearable Tech Would Be The Next Big Thing in Healthcare and speaking about Apple Watch Series 6, we promised you a treat this week. We at IA are in love with theApple Watch Series 5 ECG feature and the tech it is backed by. Besides helping you meet your sleep goals, it tracks heart-related information, checks blood oxygen levels, and encourages you to wash your hands, which is vital given the Covid times we are living in. This one is being called the best health-focussed smartwatch yet. These watched attracted even more attention after recently, the Apple Watch Series 5 ECG feature saved the life of a 61-year old Indian man. The Apple Watch Series 6 is of course an upgrade. Besides Apple, we’re very excited to present a list of wearable tech in the wellness sector which we’ve come across this year. 2021 has been all about wellness. Fitbit and Huami already offer watches that include built-in thermometers to track any rise in body temperature, a boon in this era of viral infections. 5G is proving its worth beyond faster data transfer as it will give us access to diverse data from the wearables. But here is the list of lists we spoke about!
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3: Galaxy Watch 3 literally lets you take your health in your hands. Wearing it enables you to check your blood pressure daily, track the trends, and it also gives you access to reports on your phone. Its built-in electrode sensor helps you measure your heart’s rhythm providing you ECG on-the-go and gives access to results on the phone. It estimates your SpO2 levels, a much useful feature in the times of Covid. In case you have a hard fall this partner of yours will send an SOS to your listed emergency contact!
Fitbit Sense: The advanced health smartwatch Fitbit Sense comes with tools for stress management, heart health, SpO2, skin temperature. It logs your mood from calm to stressed and helps you reflect on what makes you feel good. It has the ECG app too, but available in select countries. Fitbit Sense lets you know if your heart rate, the vital indicator of health, is below or above normal. The menstrual health tracking feature is a bonus for women using it.
CarePredict: While monitoring one’s own health is great, CarePredict goes beyond to cater to those who are caregivers of the elderly. The wristband needs to be worn by the elders and will inform the caregivers with its two-way communication features, ensuring the elderly never feel they are not cared for. You, as a caregiver, are prompted for the slightest change in the vitals, thus making you jump into preventive care action if needed.
Oura Smart Ring: Brining fitness to your fingers in the form of a ring, Oura Smart Ring gives your insights on your sleep, activity, and wellness. It tracks your health across your heart rate, activity, respiration, temperature and much more. If bands and watches are not your thing, think ring. This chic wellness device stands out for its ease of ‘wearing’. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already read it, we highly recommend you read our blog spot of Intelligent Yoga. It explored AI in Yoga and speaks about some Intelligent Yoga mats which will change the way you perform your asanas.
It’s most obvious in the digital media space, from click buys to personalized web experiences. For marketing, the AI journey has just kick-started, while in the tech sector it has been applied for a while now. We are still at an early stage where inroads are being made into AI content via chatbots and even some explanatory content creation but what will make anyone jump up and embrace it is when we will start seeing a lot of mainstream content being created by AI.
Prior to joining Infinite Analytics, Richard served as the CFO of CrowdFlower, COO and CFO of Phoenix Technologies, as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Audit Committee at Intellisync, and previously as CFO and executive vice president strategy and corporate development at Charles Schwab.
Pravin Gandhi has over 50 years of entrepreneurial operational and investing experience in the IT industry in India. He was a founding partner of the first early stage fund India - INFINITY. Subsequently a founding partner in Seedfund I & II. With over 18 years of investing experience, he is extensively well networked in investment and entrepreneurial scene and is an active early stage angel investor in tech & impact space. Pravin holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and serves on the board of several private corporations in India. He is on the board of SINE, IIT Mumbai Incubator.
Puru has his Masters in Engineering and Management from MIT. Prior to MIT, he worked with Fidelity Investments building electronic trading products and high volume market data processing applications. He has completed his BE from VJTI, Mumbai.
Deb Roy is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT where he directs the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He leads research in applied machine learning and human-machine interaction with applications in designing systems for learning and constructive dialogue, and for mapping and analyzing large scale media ecosystems. Deb is also co-founder and Chair of Cortico, a nonprofit social technology company that develops and operates the Local Voices Network to surface underheard voices and bridge divides.
Roy served as Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab from 2019-2021. He was co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Labs, a media analytics company that analyzed the interactions between television and social media at scale. Bluefin was acquired by Twitter in 2013, Twitter’s largest acquisition of the time. From 2013-2017 Roy served as Twitter’s Chief Media Scientist.
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He also is the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Professor by Courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Department of Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Akash co-founded IA while studying for his MBA from MIT. Prior to MIT Sloan, he co-founded Zoonga. Before this, Akash was an engineer with Oracle in Silicon Valley. He has completed his M.S from University of Cincinnati and B.E from the College of Engineering, Pune.