Introducing the New InsideTracker Mobile App — Pioneering the Next Generation of Personalized Human Performance

It’s here. It’s arrived—the new InsideTracker mobile app.

After years of spirited debates, thousands of hours of scientific research, and countless iterations of designs, we are very proud to announce the achievement of a significant milestone for InsideTracker – the launch of our new iOS mobile app.

Now, InsideTracker customers can experience a new pinnacle of potential, personalization, and performance from your ultra-personalized nutrition system.

With this first of its kind, customer-exclusive app, you can now integrate real-time physiomarker data from your fitness tracker with your existing blood and DNA biomarker data. This unprecedented combination of Blood + DNA + Fitness Tracking data adds an exponential level of precision and customization to your InsideTracker Action Plan.

Fundamentally, it’s a simple equation with profound results. The more data you put into it, the more impact you get out of it.

Finally, a real-time and complete picture of your health and wellness

When we set about to design this new app from the ground up, we knew we had an ambitious task ahead of us, but one that would successfully realize our company vision. Integrate more and more scientifically proven biometric data inputs to deliver real-time, holistic health & wellness insights.

As a super performer, conscious achiever, and longevity seeker, you are actively looking to not only add more fidelity and deeper insights to your plans but also centralize all the growing and disparate sources of quantified data about your bodies. You wanted to measure more precisely, see more clearly, and act more confidently. In the end, understand the relationship, causation, and correlation between these different data points. You spoke, we listened, and it is here!

Additionally, as we dug deeper, our team of InsideTracker behavioral scientists unearthed more insights to inspire and inform our approach.

Building new habits that stick is a tall order for anyone. You must understand conceptually and intellectually “how” to get it done and be inspired, maintain & sustain, and have a systematic routine if you want to make progress in your health journey. The seeming complexity of orchestrating all these elements to drive desired behavior change can be overwhelming all on your own. And while you may have the goal in mind (e.g., strength, endurance, healthy aging), it can seem out of reach to visualize and realize the steps needed to reach that goal.

But with any challenges or speed bumps that come our way, we see opportunity. So we set about to create an elegant, mobile-first solution that addresses these problems head-on and puts the inherent power of InsideTracker right at your fingertips.

The app was created around a simple idea – provide limitless access to your health and wellness data, helping to keep you on track and build the sound habits you need to reach your health & wellness goals.

A host of brand new features were purpose-designed to provide a clearer & comprehensive picture of your health profile, real-time & immediate feedback, and put more customization & control in your hands.

Fitness tracking integration = more precision and personalization

We know that you, our insatiably curious InsideTracker customers, are measuring more and more data from a growing set of sources such as blood, DNA, and physiological biomarkers.

While all of these tell valuable, in-depth, and nuanced stories about what’s going on inside your body, the truth is they come at different times and frequencies.

Blood reflects what’s going on right now, but it’s just not practical or realistic to test daily. DNA can reveal your body’s potential for certain wellness traits, but your genetic blueprint is stable, unchanging and testing is genuinely only a once in a lifetime occasion. Physiological data, such as resting heart rate and sleep, provide motivating reminders of your daily activity and help monitor regular progress, but don’t effectively translate that data to simple, tangible, and effective “So now what?” actions.

The InsideTracker mobile app’s inherent power is its capability to make the whole truly greater than the sum of these individual parts. The simple act of adding fitness tracking data to your blood and genetic biomarkers unlocks never-before-seen dimensions of your InsideTracker Action Plan. Blood biomarkers now come with genetic and physiological insights. Our trusted, science-backed recommendations to improve your blood biomarkers now show how they will help you physiological markers and how your genetics impact both of them.

Sync your Fitbit to InsideTracker to automatically update your latest data, and you are on your way to seeing inside yourself from an entirely new perspective. A note to “other” fitness tracker fans. Yes, we are launching with Fitbit; however, Garmin and Apple Health integrations are next in line coming in early 2021, and more devices in the queue.

Daily and continuous optimization

At the heart of the new InsideTracker iOS app is the PULSE. This dynamic dashboard home base of the app integrates your daily Action Plan with your existing habits. It helps you visualize and plot your InsideTracker recommendations with easy guidance on how and when to incorporate them throughout your day.

These daily readings also feed into your WELLNESS SCORE, a newly calculated metric exclusive to our app that provides a daily snapshot of your progress towards optimizing your body. As you log actions according to your plan and change key physiological markers, you can track and monitor these changes reflected in your Wellness Score. InsideTracker’s data science team designed this proprietary algorithm to apply relative weight to critical changes and actions. Optimizations in your blood biomarkers will have a relatively more substantial effect on your Wellness Score. In contrast, improvements in physiological markers or daily check-ins on your Action Plan will have a somewhat smaller effect. Be sure to monitor your improvements because even those little changes in your Wellness Score will fuel feelings of reward and positively motivate you towards your goals.

And finally, you’ll get hyper-targeted PROTIPS to keep you on track towards your goals. Delivered daily, these nuggets of wisdom are a single, easy to follow, laser-focused recommendation that will have the most significant impact on improving your performance. Currently, PROTIPS are based on simple physiological recommendations, but soon we will be expanding PROTIPS to include nutrition and blood biomarker-based guidance.

More customization and control

InsideTracker’s behavioral science team was hard at work once again, reimagining the levels of flexibility, customization, and control you have over your InsideTracker Action Plan.

Go ahead and start by picking your goal. With thirteen (13) different goals to choose from, you can select the one you want to focus on, and we’ll help guide you to success. Because your body is dynamic, feel free to change your goal at any time.

New to the mobile app, you can now pick an Action Plan approach that fits your style. Do you want to build healthy habits one small step at a time? Choose the “Focused” approach to steadily zone in on your single highest-impact area. Or do you want to maximize your potential with a multi-step plan and make significant progress ASAP? Then choose “Strive” to fast track your plan by hyper-focusing on the top five highest-impact recommendations.

If it feels like there are too many recommendations, then go ahead and remove some. If you feel the spark to take on a few more, go ahead and add some. We put the power in your hands to design your own personal Action Plan’s pace, style, and robustness.

All of this customization culminates in another new key metric, the IMPACT SCORE. Your Impact Score shows you the strength and effectiveness of each recommendation specifically for you, guiding you to select the best habits to follow. The higher the score, the more influential the recommendation. The Impact Score is based on the number of biomarkers impacted by this recommendation, the strength of the science behind it, and the biomarkers’ importance to your goals.

Note that once you have successfully created your Action Plan on the new InsideTracker mobile app, we encourage you to look forward, not backward, because your Action Plan will now only live in your pocket where it rightfully belongs. Additionally, the new data provided by the app’s exclusive WELLNESS SCORE and IMPACT SCORE has created a dramatically improved Action Plan experience with deeper insights and more accountability.

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he journey is just the beginning

Like your own exploration of personal performance and health & wellness, our commitment to being a beacon of truth in a murky world of misinformation is continuous.

A massive thank you goes out to all the designers, developers, creatives, and scientists whose hard work and dedication developed this novel experience specifically for you.

But more importantly, a huge thank you goes out to you, our intrepid truth-seekers, who inspired us to push the boundaries of possibilities and create something truly novel that has never been seen before.

With open arms, we invite you to join us in the next phase of this revolution and realize your body’s true potential for longer, healthier life.

  • The InsideTracker mobile app integrates data from blood, DNA, and fitness trackers to give you a real-time, holistic snapshot of your health & wellness.
  • New daily, actionable ProTips using your body’s real-time data will be delivered via the InsideTracker mobile app to help you stay on track every day of the week.
  • New Wellness Score provides an instant, digestible view of your progress towards your health and wellness goals.
  • New Impact Scores quantify each recommendation’s effectiveness on improving your biomarkers—specific to your body and goals.
  • The InsideTracker Action Plan that’s always been your guide has been redesigned. Fully customize it, create an approach and style that meets your needs—and have it with you in your pocket at every turn.
  • Currently, the InsideTracker mobile app is available on any iOS device. We are actively developing the Android version for launch in 2021.

 

Apple Fitness+: The next era of fitness is here, and everyone’s invited

Work out any time, anywhere, with the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+,built around Apple Watch, is available today.
Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch, is available today, bringing inclusive and welcoming studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV so users can work out anytime, anywhere. Fitness+ intelligently and seamlessly incorporates key workout metrics users love from Apple Watch directly to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV alongside inspiring workout content for an unparalleled, highly personalized, immersive experience, set to motivating music from the world’s top artists. Whether users are looking for a daily routine, want to try something new, know what they like to do, or are just getting started, Fitness+ offers workouts for everyone from a team of celebrated, charismatic, and passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields, and are inspired to coach all levels, from beginners to fitness enthusiasts. All of the workouts also include a trainer demonstrating modifications, so there’s always someone to follow, no matter a user’s ability.
The Fitness+ trainers are a diverse, inclusive, and approachable team made up of people with their own unique and inspiring story.
Apple Fitness+ offers 10 different workouts types across a range of durations, including: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown — along with inspiring music from today’s top artists, thoughtfully chosen for each workout to keep users moving and motivated. For those not sure what to do on any given day, Fitness+ recommends workouts based on what they already enjoy doing so they can jump right in with something familiar, try something new, discover a new trainer, or find a workout to complement their current routine. They can also use the intuitive filter to choose the trainer, time, workout, and music to fit their mood, and in seconds, they’ll be on their way to their next great workout.
For people who are just starting out, trying a new workout type, or getting back into exercise, Absolute Beginner workouts provide expert guidance through the basics of HIIT, Strength, Core, and Yoga as an option to prepare for the weekly studio workouts.
Integration with Apple Watch, combined with the ease of discovering great workouts for all ability levels, the welcoming trainer team, motivating music, and the convenience to workout anywhere on Apple devices truly makes Fitness+, fitness for all.
Apple Fitness+ intelligently incorporates workout metrics from Apple Watch for a first-of-its-kind personalized and immersive workout experience.

The Fitness+ trainers are a diverse, inclusive, and approachable team made up of people with their own unique and inspiring story. They are specialists in their field, and are passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals. Here’s what they are most excited about:

Jessica Skye (Yoga, Mindful Cooldown)
“We’re here to support everyone on their fitness journey. There’s no prerequisite with Fitness+, everyone’s going to be coming from a different place, and everyone is welcome here.”
Sam Sanchez (Strength, Core, Treadmill)
“Users will have a really personal experience with Fitness+. The user’s Apple Watch metrics come to life on their screen during pivotal moments in their workout, so they’re a really powerful tool for motivation and we love incorporating them into our workout design.”
Betina Gozo (Strength, Core)
“We have Absolute Beginner workouts that are focused on getting everyone moving, even if you have never worked out or are coming back from a long break. Just get your Apple Watch and the device screen that suits you best, and we will help you get started!”
Josh Crosby (Rowing)
“We bring the energy we have as a team to every workout. You will feel it when you use Fitness+: The trainer team has your back, and we want you to be successful on your health and fitness journey.”
Apple Fitness+ features a team of celebrated, charismatic, and passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields, working together to create outstanding fitness content for everyone. From left to right: Gregg Cook (Cycling, Strength, Core, Mindful Cooldown); Ben Allen (Dance); Anja Garcia (Rowing); Molly Fox (Yoga, Strength); Kim Ngo (HIIT); Tyrell Désean (Cycling); Jessica Skye (Yoga, Mindful Cooldown); Jamie-Ray Hartshorne (HIIT, Treadmill); Emily Fayette (Cycling, Treadmill); Betina Gozo (Strength, Core); Sam Sanchez (Strength, Core, Treadmill); Kym Perfetto (Cycling); Dustin Brown (Yoga, Mindful Cooldown); Jhon Gonzalez (Dance); Sherica Holmon (Cycling); Bakari Williams (Cycling, HIIT, Core); Kyle Ardill (Strength, Core); Scott Carvin (Treadmill); Josh Crosby (Rowing); LaShawn Jones (Dance); and Amir Ekbatani (Strength, Core).
Molly Fox (Yoga, Strength)
“I love the diversity of the Fitness+ trainer team. We all come from a wide variety of backgrounds and a range of ages, so it’s my hope that everyone feels seen in the team, and that we inspire them to move with us on their path to getting healthier.”
Jamie-Ray Hartshorne (HIIT, Treadmill)
“Having your Apple Watch metrics on the screen in front of you is a game changer. As a trainer, being able to bring attention to a user’s heart rate during a tough interval, have a timer come to life for a final push, or call attention to their Activity rings in the moment provides amazing motivation from start to finish.”
Sherica Holmon (Cycling)
“With Fitness+, everyone is welcome to the party. That includes you. That is what I love about the trainer team — each one of us cares about inclusivity and ensuring everyone feels invited.”
Tyrell Désean (Cycling)
“Our diverse team weaves in all kinds of music to the workouts to inspire and motivate people to work harder and last longer than they ever thought they could. When you hear the beat drop, you can just feel the energy come off the screen. Music, combined with the metrics from Apple Watch that display onscreen, is a really unique way to help get you through the workout!”

Get Moving with Fitness+

  • Fitness+ is available as a subscription service for $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year,1 and Apple Watch customers will find Fitness+ in the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
  • Fitness+ can be shared among up to six family members for the same price, making it easy for other Apple Watch users in the household to enjoy the service.
  • Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and one month of Fitness+ is included for existing Apple Watch users.2
  • Apple Fitness+ is included in the Apple One Premier plan, which, where available, also gives customers access to Apple Music,3 Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud storage for $29.95 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.
  • Customers who have purchased an Apple Watch Series 3 or later from Best Buy since September 15, 2020, will get an additional three months of Fitness+ for a total of six months free. Best Buy customers who already owned an Apple Watch Series 3 or later before September 15, 2020, and are My Best Buy members will get an additional month of Fitness+ for a total of two months free. For more information, visit corporate.bestbuy.com.
  • As part of its overall membership offering, both digitally and at its athletic resorts nationwide, premier health and wellness brand Life Time will be the first health and fitness club company in the US to offer Apple Fitness+. For more information, please visit lifetime.life.
  • Starting January 1, 2021, UnitedHealthcare will offer five additional months of Fitness+ at no additional cost for UnitedHealthcare Motion enrollees with Apple Watch, to help empower eligible program participants on their path to a healthier lifestyle. Following the extended trial, UnitedHealthcare Motion enrollees may be able to apply program incentives to cover the Fitness+ monthly subscription cost. For more information, visit: unitedhealthcaremotion.com.
  • While most Apple Fitness+ workouts don’t require special equipment, customers can now find a curated selection of fitness accessories on apple.com/apple-fitness-plus/equipment and in select stores, as well as links to some of the equipment used in the Apple Fitness+ Studio.
Regardless of where users begin a Fitness+ workout, personalized recommendations are synced across devices.

What’s Needed for Fitness+

  • Fitness+ requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later paired with iPhone 6s or later, or iPhone SE with watchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3.
  • For usage with iPad, Fitness+ requires iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2, or iPad Air (3rd generation or later), running iOS 14.3.
  • Fitness+ is supported on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, with tvOS 14.3.

Where to Find Fitness+

  • For Apple Watch users, Fitness+ is a new tab in the Fitness app on iPhone.
  • The Fitness app for iPad is available to download from the App Store.
  • The Fitness app on Apple TV automatically appears once users upgrade to tvOS 14.3.

The Brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab: Adding Simple yet Scientific Twists to Sports and Health Innovation

Xi’an, China, 10th December 2020 – Huawei today announced the implementation of its brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab in Xi’an, China. HUAWEI Health Lab researchers, engineers and developers will jointly explore the innovation and application of new sports and health technology, bringing the scientific and convenient sports experience to global consumers.

The brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab includes an experimental smart wearable product testing area and a sports health innovation area. In the experimental smart wearable product testing area, the engineers have set up more than ten reliability tests based on strict standards. All of the HUAWEI smart wearables will stand up to destructive test repeatedly. Only those products that passed the test will be introduced to the market and eventually provide services to consumers. With more than 20 professional research devices, researchers simulate multiple exercise scenarios, collect fitness and health data, and continuously optimise Huawei’s fitness and health data algorithms. In this way, all of the consumers with different physical condition can obtain the accurate fitness and health data from our wearable products.

“Smart wearables are tiny gadgets, but they bear big thoughts which guide consumers to a more scientific workout experience and a healthier life,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group (BG). Today, Huawei’s smart wearables are among the most popular devices on the market, and as a response to consumers’ trust and loyalty, Huawei is committed to stay innovative, enhance R&D capabilities, and improve the professionalism in the field of sports and health technology to offer global consumers a scientific and healthy lifestyle.

Huawei unveils its brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab for professional enhancement

In 2020, HUAWEI launched seven smart wearables to the market. Smartwatches such as HUAWEI WATCH GT 2, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro, and HUAWEI WATCH FIT have won acclaim from global consumers for their professional fitness and health functions and product experience.

According to the market research report of IDC, a world-renowned market consulting firm, Huawei’s wrist wearables ranked No. 1 in the second quarter of 2020.

To provide global consumers with more advanced smart wearable products and ultimate fitness and health experience, Huawei’s smart wearable and fitness and health R&D team spent nine months integrating existing R&D resources and introducing new professional research devices. After re-location and planning, Huawei’s smart wearable and fitness and health R&D team  has built the brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab to further enhance innovation capabilities.

Create precise algorithms and simple scientific workout experiences through complex R&D tests

The secrets to the birth of these scientific features are housed in the HUAWEI Health Lab. Over 40 researchers, developers and testers work together closely in the lab, actualising their passion for an active and healthy lifestyle with help from a wide range of specialised research equipment and innovative research methods. Behind the convenient health and fitness experience offered by Huawei wearable products, there are always complex R&D process happened within the HUAWEI Health Lab.

During the development phase of HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro’s Golf Driving Range Mode, the indoor golf simulation device plays an important role. After 20,000 swings, more than 2,500 sets of professional data were collected, which algorithm engineers used to tune the algorithms so as to ensure that the feature provides the best possible experience for consumers.

In order to capture health data such as maximum oxygen uptake, running posture, heart rate and calories burnt when running, researchers at HUAWEI Health Lab has designed a core data collection system for running with the help of a foot pressure treadmill, cardio-metabolic mask, heart rate belt. optical gesture capture system and professional treadmill.

In 2020 alone, researchers have collected 10,900 hours of running data and a running mileage of around 105,000 kilometres[1]. These data are continuously verified and optimised by data algorithms to restore the actual physical state of people when they are running and are eventually applied to Huawei’s wearable products.

Multi-disciplinary research group continually advancing Huawei’s smart sports experience

“In the HUAWEI Health Lab, research equipment is not the only important element, but also researchers and their innovative research solutions,” said Rico Zhang, President of Smart Wearable and Health Product Line in Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG). HUAWEI Health Lab is staffed by researchers and developers with a wide range of professional backgrounds, spanning many areas across the spectrum of sports and human sciences. They include professionals from sports and human physiology, training and physical education, sports rehabilitation, medicine, software engineering, algorithmic engineering, bioscience engineering, material hardware, structural design and test engineering. “Together, this multi-disciplinary group of researchers and developers have combined and exchanged their expertise to create an innovative new research methodology, turning this laboratory to an innovative workshop for a healthy lifestyle and enable smartwatch to act as a wrist-bound personal trainer, helping consumers to exercise scientifically and live a healthier life.”

The first floor of the HUAWEI Health Lab is dedicated for reliability tests. Huawei’s product testing engineers reference to the national and international standards in using mechanical equipment and software to simulate extreme usage scenarios, and conduct durability tests on the hardware and software of Huawei’s wearable products.

There are hundreds of reliability tests designed by the product team. Among them, a quarter of the test items belong to the extreme durability test. For the Huawei smartwatches and bands that are going to the tests, this is undoubtedly a journey of no return. If the test fails, they will be disassembled to analyse and sent to the factory to destroy.

“In the future, Huawei will continue to increase the investment in the field of sports and health, and build another sports health laboratory in Songshan Lake, Dongguan which will collaborate closely with more than 10 of Huawei’s global science institutes, sharing R&D resources with the aim of building an innovative, industry-leading, and open Huawei sports health ecosystem. We also aim to provide consumers easy to use, professional and accurate health and fitness products,” said Rico Zhang.

With the rapid expansion of Huawei’s sports R&D facilities matching the brand’s growing repertoire of wearable devices to suit different consumer needs, the future certainly looks bright for Huawei’s Smart Wearable and Health Product Line. For more information, please visit https://consumer.huawei.com/ or contact your local representative.

About Huawei Consumer BG 

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fourteen R&D centres have been set up in countries around the world, including Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on over 30 years of expertise in the telecommunications industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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Airofit generates resistance on your respiratory muscles – primarily the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles. This causes fatigue, which is then overcompensated by muscle tissue growth, making your breathing muscles faster, stronger and more efficient – just like any other muscle group.

HOW DOES AIROFIT WORK?

See how we turn proven breathing techniques into a data-driven training solution.

THE BASICS

Of all the body’s muscle groups, the ones with the power to make a fast difference for performance are the respiratory muscles – simply because we usually don’t train them.

Together with breathing experts like Mike Maric, we have developed a range of breathing exercises that focus on different areas of your breathing to ensure you are able to unlock your full physical potential.

SEE HOW BREATHING TRAINING AFFECTS CROSSFIT PERFORMANCE

THE BREATHING TRAINER

Your Airofit breathing trainer provides adjustable airflow resistance, making your respiratory muscles work overtime. Depending on the selected training program, duration and intensity, you will be able to select the most appropriate resistance level.

Airofit’s E-unit contains pressure sensors and a Bluetooth transmitter. This allows us to measure your breathing patterns and visualize them on your phone via the Airofit Sport mobile app.

THE MOBILE APP

Airofit has combined respiratory training with the latest technology by connecting the trainer to your smartphone.

Since all training is designed to be done separately form physical activity, your phone guides you through all exercises.

The app acts as a virtual breathing coach, giving you live feedback and ensuring all exercises are performed correctly since you see the level of your compliance. The access to your training data gives an overview of your progress over time.

Ultra Match-Standalone Iris Recognition System

Utilizes the most accurate biometric recognition technology
Color LED shows the proper verification distance
Mobile management enabled by wireless connection

UltraMatch series products has a stylish design and reliable performance. Adopting BioNANO algorithm, the system provides the most accurate, stable, and quickest iris recognition while delivering high-level security in biometric enrollment, individual identification, and access control.

Iris recognition system can identify and authenticate users accurately and is not affected by outside environmental conditions.

A web based software and a PC version management software allow clients to manage the system easily. Iris SDK is available to developer and integrator for developing identity management applications or easy integration and expansions to existing security system.

Depending on its high accuracy, the terminal is ideal for high-level security applications, such as Border Protection, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare or Jails.

Accurate & Unforgettable

Iris recognition can accurately identify individuals using common biometric technologies. Even twins have completely independent iris textures. Iris patterns are unique and can not be duplicated.

Fast Identification

Anviz Iris recognition products use binocular recognition technology, which effectively solves the instability and randomness of traditional single-eye Iris recognition. It uses a high-speed interactive platform to achieve rapid recognition of less than 0.5 seconds per person.

Independent research and development

Live-tissue Verification’ technique: By comparing the continuous iris images, it analyzes the changes of pupil to get the result.

Multiple authentication modes (left, right, either, or both eyes) for different security levels or particular requirement.

Glass reflex spot detection: Eliminate the spot re-flexed by glass and get clear and clean iris image.

Wide Adoption

Iris recognition is more suitable than other biometric identification in certain environments. If one has a worn or injured fingerprints or wear gloves, the UltraMatch is better than fingerprint devices.

The UltraMatch works in all lighting environments, from bright illumination to total darkness. The system supports all eye colors.

The UltraMatch can identify subjects even when they are wearing eyeglasses, most sunglasses, most types of contact lenses, and even face masks.

Mobile Management Enabled By Wireless Connection

S2000 can be managed by the mobile phone which no need to invest on complex system deployment and software installation in many temporary hospitals and other places.A web based software and a PC version management software allow clients to manage the system easily.

Meanwhile, Iris SDK is available to developer and integrator for developing identity management applications or easy integration and expansions to existing security system.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5: will have a special function to better control your health

For some weeks now, rumors and leaks with the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 as the protagonist have not stopped appearing. Several weeks ago we learned that the new edition of the Xiaomi smart bracelet was on the way, and everything indicates that its presentation will be held next June. In addition, we have already been able to know some details of its technical section, such as the inclusion of NFC in the global variant, which will allow all users of the bracelet to make mobile payments.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5: will have a special function to better control your health

Now, just a few hours after having been able to see the first supposedly real images of this Mi Band 5, new information from the TizenHelp portal, which is echoed in the official Xiaomi forum itself, reveals that the new bracelet would have a function designed to better control the health of users based on the PAI system.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 would have an integrated “PAI” function, what does it mean?

Those who are not too familiar with the “PAI” concept should know that it is a monitoring technology that allows controlling a person’s health status through a series of factors, which serve to generate a “score”, backed by various scientific studies and research. According to these investigations, those people capable of maintaining a PAI score greater than 100 points, can extend their life by up to 5 years by reducing the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases by up to 25%.

According to the company that developed this system, PAI is based on an individual profile that takes the heart rate data collected during the day to generate a score. This score will be based on data collected over a 7 day period. And although the score of 100 is the objective that every person should set, they explain that 50 PAI is a good starting point, since this score would imply enjoying 60% of the health benefits that are pursued with this technology.

Our 3rd-Generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club in your bag – and access to the award winning Arccos Caddie app, golf’s Smartest Caddie featuring:

LOWER YOUR HANDICAP BY PLAYING SMARTER

ARCCOS CADDIE SMART SENSORS

LOWER YOUR HANDICAP BY PLAYING SMARTER

 

  • Automatic shot tracking, hands-free fully automatic data capture
  • Smart Distance Club Averages, know how far to actually hit all your clubs so you select the right one for every shot
  • NEW – A.I. Powered GPS Rangefinder, first-ever rangefinder that adjusts in real-time for wind (including gusts), slope, temperature, humidity and altitude giving you the Arccos Caddie Number, the most precise yardage in the game
  • Personalised Caddie Advice that leverages A.I. to provide you with your optimal strategy
  • Advanced Analytics powered by strokes gained providing personalised performance breakdowns to guide practice and equipment choices

Winner of four-straight Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards for “Best Game Analyzer,” Arccos Caddie users experience an average handicap improvement of 4.2 strokes during the first year, some in as few as 5 rounds, by ensuring players make smarter decisions and shoot lower scores.

All Smart Sensor purchases include a 1-year subscription valued at US$99.99 starting from the date the sensors are activated. After 1-year you will be auto-billed US$99.99 per year. 

User benefits:

  • Get AI-powered Caddie Advice for every shot, on every hole
  • Learn precisely which club to use in every situation
  • Know your precise yardage to any point on the course calculated by golf’s most powerful and accurate A.I. Powered GPS Rangefinder in the world.
  • Identify your actual strengths and weaknesses

System features:

  • Ultralight, low-profile sensors
  • Battery designed to last 5 years and fully guaranteed for 2 years
  • Power saving mode
  • Enhanced shot-detection algorithm
  • Access to Arccos Caddie app upgrades
  • Permitted Under the Rules of Golf (Decision Number 2017-0754).

The system includes:

  • 13 regular Arccos Caddie sensors + 1 Arccos Caddie Putter sensor
  • Free iOS & Android apps
  • 30-day, money-back guarantee
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Apple is working with COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly expand production of collection kits that are critical for COVID-19 testing.
Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a market leader in sample collection kits that play a critical role in COVID-19 testing. This funding will allow COPAN Diagnostics to rapidly accelerate their supply of sample collection kits for hospitals across the United States, expanding production from several thousand today to more than one million kits per week by early July. As part of this effort, Apple will support COPAN Diagnostics’ expansion to a new, larger facility in Southern California, with advanced equipment that Apple is helping design. This expansion is expected to create more than 50 new jobs.

Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to do everything we can to help medical workers, patients, and communities support the global response to COVID-19,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “COPAN is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of sample collection kits for COVID-19 testing, and we’re thrilled to partner with them so they can expand as we work to address this critical issue for our nation. I couldn’t be prouder of our teams for bringing all of their energy, passion, and innovative spirit to supporting the country’s COVID-19 response.”
“We’re excited to forge this new relationship with Apple, whose teams are already making a huge difference with our efforts to scale up the production of our sample collection and transport kits,” said Norman Sharples, CEO of COPAN Diagnostics. “Collection and transport kits are a critical component in the fight against COVID-19. At COPAN, we’re excited and grateful for this partnership with Apple as our strong beliefs of innovation, quality, and excellence in manufacturing and design are perfectly aligned. Apple’s operational expertise will help us increase delivery of important pre-analytical tools for medical professionals across the country at this critical time.”
COPAN’s sample collection kits have revolutionized the diagnostics industry and play a critical role in the COVID-19 testing process.
Apple is sourcing equipment and materials for COPAN Diagnostics from companies across the US, including equipment Apple is helping design from K2 Kinetics, based in York, Pennsylvania, and MWES in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
COPAN is a global player in the field of specimen collection and preservation for infectious disease diagnostics. The company’s sample collection kits have revolutionized the diagnostic industry and play a critical role in the COVID-19 testing process. The company’s unique quantitative approach to pre-analytics led them to invent flocked swabs in 2003, a revolutionary device comprising of a molded plastic applicator stick that has variable tips coated with Nylon fibers allowing for quick uptake and complete elution of the sample. COPAN’s UTM is the leading transport medium for collection, transport, preservation, and long-term freeze storage of clinical specimens containing viruses.
Apple’s financial and operational support will help COPAN increase supply to more than one million kits per week by early July.

Apple’s Support for the Worldwide Response to COVID-19

Apple has donated tens of millions of dollars toward the global COVID-19 response, including Global Citizen and America’s Food Fund. In addition, Apple designed, tested, and distributed almost 10 million face shields and sourced over 30 million face masks for healthcare professionals in hard-hit areas. Apple also developed a COVID-19 symptom-checking website and app in partnership with the CDC, and announced a collaboration with Google to develop COVID-19 contact tracing technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design.
Apple’s impact also extends to its range of innovative services. Apple News is connecting users with trusted information from reliable sources with its dedicated COVID-19 section, and Apple has worked with everyone from Oprah to Lady Gaga to help customers find information, entertainment, and ways to contribute to charitable causes through Apple TV.
Apple’s contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts include screening tools along with vital PPE and financial donations.

Apple in the United States

Apple is on track to reach its commitment of contributing $350 billion to the US economy over a five year period. The company supports 2.4 million jobs across the US, including 90,000 direct employees in all 50 states.
Apple has already invested more than $1 billion of its $5 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund in American companies fostering innovation and growth in the US manufacturing sector. That includes $450 million distributed to Corning Incorporated in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to support its research and development into state-of-the-art glass processes, equipment, and materials integral to the delivery of next-generation consumer devices; $390 million to Finisar in Sherman, Texas, to increase its R&D spending and high-volume production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers; and $10 million allocated to the Elysis aluminum partnership to bring revolutionary advancements in green aluminum manufacturing to the commercial market.

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 April 2020 – Automobili Lamborghini is providing resources and equipment from its Research and Development Department for the co-engineering and production of breathing simulators, supporting Siare Engineering International Group, Italy’s top manufacturer of ventilators, during the health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19.

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The breathing simulator enables the tester to carry out an initial evaluation of the ventilator’s performance before reaching the final checking stage, when the ventilator undergoes a comprehensive test using certified equipment.

In just two weeks, Lamborghini has used its 3D printing laboratory to design, produce and validate the simulator, optimizing the components and enabling the production of 18 simulators per week, alongside the 3D-printed production of medical visors in polycarbonate, using an HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer with MJF technology capable of printing with a 0.08 mm precision level.

The capacity to collaborate shown by these two Emilia-based manufacturers of technologically advanced products – both leading companies in their respective, though completely different, sectors – is further proof of the sense of responsibility and cohesion displayed by Italy’s companies, as they join forces in the battle against the pandemic.

How stylish can a walking stick be? How can an MRI station be designed, to achieve the best possible experience for a patient, the easiest working atmosphere for doctors and nurses – and a precise diagnosis at the same time? There is probably no other field as complex and sensitive as medical and healthcare design. With the MEDICA in Düsseldorf just around the corner, we compiled an exclusive medical design special with expert insights!

iF Design Special: Medical Design

Scroll through the best in medical design, read how the complex briefings between designers and medical tech companies succeed, where Big Data and AI are heading and find what character traits the best medical designers have to have!

iF awarded medical and health designs 2019

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Interview Prof. Detlef Rhein, Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design: “It is a field of design with general validity”

As one of the most sought-after medical design experts, speakers and professors, German Detlef Rhein knows what good medical design means – and what challenges it poses on young professionals. Read about the role of Artificial Intelligence, pragmatism and radicalism and why designing a plain sofa can be as complex as designing a medical diagnostic tool.

About Detlef Rhein

Detlef Rhein studied Industrial Design at the University of Darmstadt and the State University of California, San Jose. Professional stages while studying include Adam Opel AG and frog design. Later, he started as a designer at wiege GmbH (Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft). After many years working in the Netherlands at ninaber / peters / krouwel and then in Hamburg as a partner of npk design, Detlef later founded the design studio open fields together with Till Garthoff. Since 2009 he is professor of industrial design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design.

iF: Companies have high standards when it comes to the design of their products or solutions for medical and healthcare. There are many components to consider. What are the challenges designers in the medical sector are facing exactly?

DR: The field of medicine, or rather health, is a very complex area. Designers know many facets, not just medical technology, which in turn is also very divergent. Central to the design in this field is certainly the importance of man and his individuality as well as his physical and cognitive condition. It is about empathy and accuracy, a sensitive field, with very different perspectives, demands and needs of professionals, developers, sponsors, patients and relatives. And: It is always about the design of partially highly specialized systems, interfaces and processes in specific contexts and with specific regulations and organizations as a framework.

iF: There is a great need for a purposeful exchange and briefing between designers and companies in this area in particular. After all, it’s about sensitive topics, unlike the design of a sofa. How do you see that?

DR: By the way: the design of a sofa is also a sensitive topic, quite complex and also very interesting. New developments and designs in the field of medicine should be obliged to a central question: Does something in a specific context with the relevant users and actors really work as one had imagined? Is it valid AND resilient? Do you agree with the assumed interaction setting and the declared user experience? Does the whole thing create a new quality or break it off somewhere? You should work together very well, intensively and confidently, and experiment, test, simulate and discard a lot in the development process in order to make good decisions. In fact, briefings always capture only part of the truth, and experience has shown that the results are never really a direct translation of a briefing. What was not yet recognized? That would always be an important question in cooperation. And not to forget: What are strong unique selling points in the market? How can you convince? These key questions should definitely be clarified.

„The treatment of health conditions of all kinds is per se interaction and information design in historically and culturally conditioned knowledge, technology and social contexts.“

iF: How important is design in the medical field anyway? For many, the focus is first and foremost on functionality or diagnostic precision. How can and must design “perform” here?

DR: Basically, medical design has always been there, from the beginnings – if it is understood as the design of relationships in the health context, because the treatment of health conditions of various kinds is per se interaction and information in historically and culturally conditioned knowledge, technology and social contexts. With the differentiation of health care markets, the field of creative activities has also become more differentiated, so we are talking about markets, competition and societal values, that have played an increasingly important role since the late seventies. Today’s medical/health design is at a comparable level, such as the areas of work, leisure or mobility. It now has to meet the high and highest demands of all concerned, not only in function, but in refinement and perception – lack of sensitivity and negligence are no longer an issue. In addition, there is the crucial question of the image of humans, which is built into every project. If it reduces man, makes him an object or activates him and assigns him an individual dimension. For design, this is a fundamental question that needs to be clarified.

iF: You have already been awarded for your seca designs in the past, with your studio open fields. Biotronik is also among your customers. Can you briefly outline your work for the company?

DR: The role of design has changed significantly in cooperation with both companies in the last 10 years. Whereas previously it was more traditional design projects for a hardware design with ergonomic aspects in which Till Garthoff and I worked together, today it is always combined hardware, information or interface designs. How is data collected, processed and presented? Who will deal with the data then? But new measurement and sensor technologies have also been added that dissolve traditional ways of thinking, create completely new product categories, and also demarcate many entrepreneurially as more accurate and comprehensive measurements can be made. We have a new strategic role in the development of possible new fields of application, e.g. in the area of data handling and interface design as well as system innovation.

iF: Big data and AI play an increasing role in the medical / healthcare field, e.g. collect data and analyze it meaningfully for diagnosis or patient information. Also, so-called brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are a thing tofday! This requires medical tools. How do you encounter this topic so far in your work or at the university?

DR: This is one of the big questions, in which it is important to clarify what desirable qualities are, because data is not a solution to everything and to itself, but actually must be good for something and make sense. Both in my design practice and at the university, there have already been a large number of projects that have addressed this topic, i.e. in cooperation with Siemens. More precisely, it was about the future prospects of mammography or the application of ultrasound. In addition to handling the hardware, the design of the technical images in particular was a question, as KI-based systems are revolutionizing diagnostics and image analysis. How does the communication work then? How is the diagnostic certainty increased? Occupational fields change, for example in radiology. And not to forget: Patients are getting more and more informed. We must ask ourselves: What influence does this have on the doctor-patient relationship in the future, especially if not all information is also substantial or utilisable?

iF: Can you give us your personal three trends, in the field of medical design?

DR: In short, I see the following fields in which we must fundamentally rebuild our understanding: the aging society, the changes in age image and understanding, and the question of technological support in this highly human relationship field. The environment and health complex including climate change and health in a global context (potential threats and rare diseases from distant regions are also beginning to show themselves). And of course there is also the trend of the entire field of e-health and digitization, including remote diagnostics, data processing and information transfer. There will be completely new tools for self-examination that need to be designed. I can not go into the present possibilities of changes of the body by e.g. invasive technologies and genetic engineering.

iF: Some of your students were also honored with our iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. What are reocurring problems of the students in the design process?

DR: Pragmatism and radicalism are the two antagonists who keep coming back into the ring. Design needs framework conditions, requirements and information in order to orientate oneself and to develop criteria. Where can I get them? Information gathering and analysis is a challenge. On the other hand, these aspects lead to nothing in terms of design, it needs an idea of a new quality, of a change, in short: a new understanding. This is built into every design project. How far do you throw and what compromises do you make? The force of the expert opinions and regulations can be intimidating, I see this currently at work on the reorganization of the emergency department in hospitals. Only visionary strength and posture help here, which one must develop in order to generate substance and bring new qualities into the world. At the end of the day, it’s basically just that and not the kind confirmation of the established.

iF: And what advice would you give your students if they want to specialize in medicine and healthcare?

DR: Provocatively: It is a design area with generality. Understanding people and actors, exploring specific contexts, shaping social and technological change and becoming very sensitive, critical and precise; Coordinate systems, processes and interactions, make information meaningful and create collective value. So, working on truly sustainable “futures” for a healthy life. This skill set is so comprehensive and sophisticated that it basically leaves a lot of future-relevant areas and innovation settings open beyond medicine.