Researchers at Dartmouth College have published a paper describing how a sensor bracelet can passively take biometric readings for heath care identification.
The team is examining the bracelet as an option to help authenticate the wearer and identify medical needs by using bioimpedance as a metric. This technology could simplify medical record gathering and share pertinent information in a life-threatening situation, reports The Dartmouth.
The device has the potential to be used in a number of scenarios, including fitness applications and smoking cessation programs.
The project is still in its early stages and needs to resolve many issues before the technology could become viable. One of these is dealing with the variable measures of bioimpedance and how they change over time, although using the sensor in a bracelet form utilizes an area of the body that has less instability due to its tendency to not significantly add fat or muscle.
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