21 May '15, 11am
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Today’s wearables don’t pass a physical exam, according to the chief executive of a startup that’s designing a medical-grade device. Julien Penders will share his opinions and experiences in a talk at the Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley . The Apple Watch, for example, is a cool device but it doesn’t deliver the kind of data doctors and medical researchers need, said Penders, a former researcher at the Imec institute outside Brussels. “It’s pretty limited,” said Penders who now heads Bloom Technologies (San Francisco). “It’s a bit disappointing from a health perspective because the quality of the sensor is no better than what you find in other systems today and the reliability of the data is at a very low level,” he said. “It’s a great first step…on the other hand, the user experience is good as an extension of your phone with notifications ...