The BodyMedia Platform - Continuous Body Intelligence

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The BodyMedia Platform: Continuous Body Intelligence Astro Teller CEO, BodyMedia, Inc. 4 Smithfield Street, 12 th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 1.412.288.9901 astro@bodymedia.com John (Ivo) Stivoric CTO, BodyMedia, Inc. 4 Smithfield Street, 12 th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 1.412.288.9901 ivo@bodymedia.com ABSTRACT Only by making computing intimate to the body can products begin to know our states of mind, our contexts, our states of health, etc. and respond (or have other aspects of the world respond) in intelligent ways. Sympathetic products, driven by computers worn on the body, are coming and the industry will grow up with wearable body monitoring at its core. BodyMedia, Inc. has been building toward this vision since 1999 and today has a commercially available, clinically tested, consumer-acceptable, environmentally hardened body monitoring platform. This platform is available today or will soon be available in healthcare markets as well as tangential areas including safety, security, entertainment, and affective computing. This brief document will highlight the current state of the platform and some of its on-going evolution. Categories and Subject Descriptors B.4.2 [ Input/Output and Data Communications ]: Input/Output Devices H.3.0 [ Information Storage and Retrieval ]: General General Terms Algorithms, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Experimentation, Reliability, Human Factors Keywords wearable body monitoring, wearable computing, biomedical, multi- sensor, multi-parameter, wireless transceiver, personal area network, body LAN, machine learning, physiological data, derived data, lifestyle data, data mining. 1. INTRODUCTION As computers emerge, from the desktop and palm top, into everyday life, and on to our bodies there are opportunities to aggregate and present data and to realize and envision applications that have never before been possible. Tracking the physiological state of individuals, at resolutions measured in thousandths of a second instead of in visits per year, now makes it possible to ascertain caloric intake and expenditure, patterns of sleep, contextual activities such as working-out and driving, even parameters of
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