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Jan 12

Go-Go Gadget Basis Band: A CES Debut


Basis bands

CES 2012 showcases 171 exhibitors in the digital health and fitness category, such as the weight-loss robot coach, Autom. Another gadget geared to promote healthy habits that made the top ten for the “Last Gadget Standing” CES 2012 competition among online electronics will be The Basis Band. This wrist band uses multiple sensors to measure heart rate, activity levels, sleep patterns, body temperature, and calories taken in and burned off.

The world’s first continuous (24/7) heart-monitor and health tracker combines with a web-based personal dashboard to measure sleep patterns, sweat level, body temperature, physical activity, continuous heart rate, and caloric intake. You’ll see how those 5 hours of sleep, one-hour run, or 7 peanut butter bars affected your body right away instead of learning later at the doctor’s office. The Basis Band does not emphasizes the number of steps you took, but instead the exertion that went into a walk, the quality of your sleep, and the way your body reacts to the many aspects of your day. Now, you can monitor your body’s activity without guesswork, high-tech online electronics, and doctor’s appointments.

More lightweight than other heart monitor bands, this waterproof, sweat-proof wrist band slides on easily and unobtrusively. Its optical engine tracks your heart rate in an innovative way; it directs light into the skin to “see” actual blood flow. Combined with accelerometers and other sensors, the Basis Band can measure and record several aspects of your body throughout the day. Fortunately, it’s not a chip in your hand, so you can simply take it off when you want a thought-free, fun day of indulgence to sit on your couch and enjoy your online electronics.

Check back daily! We’ll be covering the CES conference before, during, and after to give you the preview of the next superstars in consumer electronics.



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