The ninth annual Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) is being held in San Francisco, where the Korean giant is showing developers how they can leverage Samsung’s massive ecosystem of smart devices.
The event started with a keynote speech It was broadcast live on YouTubeAmong other things, Samsung revealed its partnership with leading universities and academic hospitals to enhance its digital health ecosystem by collaborating with experts from those institutions.
The collaborations will include sharing existing research between these institutions and Samsung and new research to understand how different aspects of a person’s life can affect their health and better predict risk factors that can lead to serious diseases, such as those related to the heart.
Samsung smartwatches, like watches from other manufacturers, enable you to track your sleep habits and provide advice on how to fix problems that can affect sleep quality. Through the partnership with MIT Media Lab, Samsung wants to “investigate more unique sleep profiles, to better personalize sleep interventions for users, and explore better models of sleep regularity, homeostasis and circadian rhythm.”
Samsung will also work with Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard University to gain insights into how to help users develop higher resilience against things that stress them in daily life. Its partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine will see it use Samsung’s BioActive sensor technology (the sensor on the back of the Galaxy smart watch) and machine learning to more deeply understand indicators of cardiovascular disease.
As you might expect, the data and research gained from these partnerships will eventually be used to enhance the health and fitness tracking capabilities of Samsung’s wearable devices, such as its smartwatches and upcoming Galaxy smart ring, though it will likely be a while before we can. . See any significant breakthroughs or improvements.
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