— Illustrative image from US Patent No. 7,261,690.
Today we are sharing a fascinating 2007 patent assigned to Bodymedia. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)
U.S. Patent No. 7,261,690: Apparatus for monitoring health, wellness and fitness.
- Assignee(s): Bodymedia, Inc.
- Inventor(s): Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John
- L. Moss, Craig B. Liden
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: August 28, 2007
The ‘690 patent discloses an apparatus for monitoring human health and wellness, including mental health elements, through a wearable device with physiological and contextual (environmental) sensors. Read the rest of this entry »
BodyMedia was founded in 1999 to pioneer technology in wearable devices for health and wellness monitoring. Their 24-hour monitoring devices were primarily intended to help consumers make behavioral changes so as to manage weight and activity levels, but they have also been used to gather information on obesity, cancer, COPD, Read the rest of this entry »
Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains? (Popular Science):
“Thync bills itself first and foremost as a neuroscience company. Its sole product—slated for release later this year—is a smartphone-controlled wearable device that will allow the user to actively alter his or her brain’s electrical state through transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »