There are three elements to this idea; (1) Open-source wearable platform, (2) OpenIDEO community and (3) Common purpose. Since we are on OpenIDEO, elements (2) and (3) are already in place. For open-source wearable health platform, SAMSUNG's SIMBAND and SAMI are a good fit. Simband is modular reference platform for wearable health sensors. We can modify multi-sensor module for Simband or build and integrate our own custom health sensors. Then we can build applications for it.
The types of sensors to be added are up to our decisions. To mention a few;
- Accelerator (ACC)
- Bio-Impedance (Bio-Z)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Photoplethysmogram (PPG)
- Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
- Skin Temperature (Thermometer)
- Blood Volume Pulse (BVP)
- Electrodermal Activity (EDA)
2. Product Concept
I will pick some sensors for each category as an example. The options are unlimited.
- Overall Health
ACC (Activity Tracking), ECG or PPG or EDA or combination (Stress Level Tracking), ACC (Water Intake Tracking: need to make product design changes)
Bio-Z (Calorie Tracking : Questionable), ACC (Activity Tracking)
- Heart Disease
ECG or Bio-Z (Heart Rate Tracking), ACC (Activity Tracking)
PPG (Respiratory Tracking), ACC (Activity Tracking)
The software application can be tailored for each category as well within one integrate platform to give personalized insights. There are benefits to this. To mention a few;
- Heart Disease
Safe Exercise Intensity is important. Warning signs of a heart attack. Alerting family members.
- Lung Caner
Breathlessness is a common condition. Breathing exercises are important. Drugs can have side-effects of anxiety and depression and coughing effects sleep.
- Good examples of Motivation Element can be seen in Fitbit and Jawbone.
- Education Element like nutrition tips and healthy recipe videos
- Social Element
- Pill Identifier
- Access to doctor or Find a doctor
Need to come up with some idea about the affordable delivery model for end users.