Japanese Firm Introduces Wearable “Human Recorder”

Human Recorder

A group of researchers from the University of Tokyo has developed a health monitoring system that measures a wide range of body functions.  The Human Recorder System is a small sensor that is fixed on a user’s chest and monitors his electrocardiograph signals, heart rate, brain waves, body temperature, respiration, pulse wave among others, to determine his health condition.  Human movement is also measured with its three-axis acceleration sensor.

Other features include a 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity and can be operated for up to four days with a single charge of its CR2032 button battery.  The gathered data can be transmitted wirelessly to a PC or mobile phone, making it possible for health professionals to monitor the health conditions of victims even when they live along or in a remote place.

The sensor module measures just 30 x 30 x 5 millimeters and seven grams.  Users would barely feel the Human Recorder when attached to the chest.

The Human Recorder costs more than 10,000 yen (about US$111) monthly fee for the rental of the software and about 30,000 yen (about $329) in order to purchase the actual hardware.

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