Samsung offers sneak peak at new wristband health tracker

SAN FRANCISCO – Samsung on Wednesday announced the pending launch of a wristband and software platform it hopes developers will use to create health trackers that “can't even be imagined yet,” Young Sohn, Samsung's chief strategy officer, said, according to published reports.

The wristband is called the Simband and runs open platform software so that other developers can create different modules. According to a report in USA Today, Sohn said Samsung partners are already working on modules that can track medical data, such as the oxygen content of the blood.

Samsung is working with researchers at the University of California San Francisco's digital health innovation lab to validate the accuracy of the sensors, according to the report.

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