Samsung expands its health and wellness ecosystem with even more connected and diverse health services

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Samsung expands its health and wellness ecosystem with even more connected and diverse health services

Samsung’s expanded suite of developer tools enables more accurate health monitoring, preventative driving safety, medical research, and deeper wellness insights

In anticipation of the Samsung Developer Conference 2022 (SDC2022), Samsung Electronics unveils a series of new tools that will help developers and communities shape health, wellness and safety habits for consumers around the world. These tools include the Samsung Privileged Health SDK program for select partners, the Fall Detection API to ensure user safety during a fall, Samsung’s new end-to-end search solution for educational, clinical and health, as well as ongoing opportunities for partners with Health Connect.

“At Samsung, our health foundations are rooted in our advanced hardware and sensor technology and are reinforced by our open ecosystem and collaborative approach,” says TaeJong Jay Yang, Senior Vice President and Head of Health R&D Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics. “That’s why I’m excited to announce an expanded suite of developer tools, APIs, and partnership offerings that enable third-party experts, research centers, and universities to advance tracking and reporting capabilities. observation of wearables to ensure broader health, well-being and safety”.

Samsung Privileged Health SDK program: for improved preventive safety in driving

Samsung is collaborating with some industry leaders to develop personalized health services. With safety being one of Samsung’s focus areas, these collaborations will deliver brand new preventative tools to make roads safer by identifying early signs of driver fatigue and stress.

One example is Samsung’s work with Tobii, a world leader in eye-tracking and attention computing that develops software to monitor drowsiness. If users choose, Samsung’s Privileged Health SDK allows Tobii to detect the heart rate captured by the Galaxy Watch’s sensors in real time and process it to determine the user’s level of sleepiness. Additionally, Harman, a leader in connected car technology, audio innovation and IoT solutions, recently launched Ready Care, a comprehensive automotive in-cabin sensing and adaptation solution for driver safety and comfort. driver. In addition to detecting distractions, fatigue and vital signs, users can enable Ready Care to measure the driver’s cognitive load and stress level and provide alternative route suggestions to calm them down.

Healthcare Services: New Fall Detection API for Enhanced Safety Features

Health Services provides APIs that allow developers and third parties to leverage the Galaxy Watch’s powerful sensors and algorithms to deliver more accurate and advanced health offerings. Samsung is introducing a new API to the ecosystem that offers adjustable sensitivity for drop detection, bolstering preventative security and paving the way for even more potential offerings.

Developers can now create services using the algorithms of the Galaxy Watch’s Fall Detection feature, which detects when a user stumbles or falls by combining different sensors, including an accelerometer and a gyroscope. This API helps develop applications for users who may encounter unexpected crashes. Additionally, Galaxy users are even able to adjust sensitivity levels whether they are still, moving or exercising through the Galaxy Wearable app. Like sleep tracking, which detects restless movements or falls out of bed to build a more complete picture of a user’s sleep, this API opens up whole new possibilities for developers and users.

End-to-End Research Solution: Accelerating Health Research and Services

Samsung is also showcasing an open-source project that provides end-to-end solutions that combine SDK, backend system and portal to deliver a variety of healthcare apps. This all-in-one health toolset empowers research and clinical experiences, starting at the developer level, delivering advanced insights through Galaxy Watches and wearables to support medical research at institutions , hospitals, wellness centers and beyond.

Researchers can use this open-source project to create modules that allow participants to join a study in an easy and informed way, simplifying the onboarding process. Modular survey templates are also in place to meet the ever-changing needs of organizations. As a result, relevant data and information is gathered more easily from wearable devices, while participants are guided to actionable insights throughout the process. Encrypted participant data is then passed to the system in the background, where the medical and healthcare communities monitor and analyze the collected information to inform patient treatment plans, future research and more. Further details on this new project will be announced at the SDC22 keynote hosted by Sebastian Seung, President and Head of Samsung Research.

Health Connect: better data insight and control

Health Connect, launched in collaboration with Google in the spring of 2022, offers developers a unique set of APIs to enable the seamless creation of new fitness and health experiences. Currently available in beta, Health Connect gives users centralized privacy controls that allow them to easily give permission to the health and fitness apps they want to share their data with on their device. Now, Samsung Health and Fitbit, along with leading health and fitness apps including Leap Fitness, MyFitnessPal, and Withings, have adopted Health Connect to enable a more efficient and holistic wellness experience. With user permission, app developers can leverage certain data shared through Health Connect for use in their own apps to provide users with a more comprehensive view of their health.

Samsung is committed to empowering its community, including users, third parties, developers and others, with enhanced tools and resources to create and benefit from more connected and diverse healthcare services. As part of Samsung’s overall wellness initiatives, the company will continue to offer an expanded ecosystem, which the Samsung community will hear more about during the conference. SDC22and which will allow users to obtain more information on health and well-being.

The Canadian Samsung community can follow the conference call live on October 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST by visiting the press room Samsung Canada Newsroom or the website www.samsungdeveloperconference.com.

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