Think if a product could tell you to avoid things that your body reacts bad to or if you want to know what triggers your anger, or to identify things and places that makes you happy. That is all something that Heartware can help with.
Heartware is an impressive product, even though still in early prototype stage, Heartware could actually make your life better. The potential for areas when Heartware really can create value is huge.
A few examples:
- Individuals with disabilities like autism, stroke, dementia etc
- Military personell to track reactions, emotions, stress etc
- Fitness training, how did you feel before, during and after the training.
- Improve work performance by predict your patterns to avoid stress etc
- Save your happy moments, camera takes photos when you are happy and also stores the location
- …..and as you probably realise, many more.
The basics about Heartware
Heartware really changes how wearable tech is perceived. While many companies focus on the hardware, Heartware focuses on the value provided to the end user. This is simply by providing the things you do not already know. No hardware on it’s own will do that. Heartware uses the hardware as an enabler to collect as much data as possible about the person wearing the device. It is what is done with the data and the models that are applied that will make it successful. The predictions and recommendations as well as alerts to caregivers, family (first two primarily is used for medical reasons) or just to your self to let you now that you should avoid certain things or the opposite, things you should do to improve your life.
Heartware not only collects a vast amount of data from your body, it also takes photos. Since photos are best seen when put in context, the Heartware camera only takes photos when your emotions (or other data points) go out of range. This so you actually can see the moments that you were happy or angry and maybe what triggered that. The use cases can be many, but just to explain the spectra. If you play with your daughter and are very happy, you probably won’t take out your camera and shoot off a few shoots, you simply do not think of it, the same while just talking to your better half or when out for a walk in the forest, things worth remembering, but easily forgotten, not anymore.
Secondly it can be used for people with medical disabilities. As an example if you have a family member who has autism, that person often might have difficulties expressing feeling and when feelings are strong it is hard to explain what triggered this. Heartware can now support these situations very well.
I have followed the team and am sincerely impressed with what they have done so far, so I can just imagine what they will do in the future with this product. Also, all examples and thoughts above is my own, and might not reflect the market approach the team has in mind, so consider above thoughts from an excited fan of the team and product.
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