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Activity trackers only track tip of the iceberg: Zensorium

Published Sun, May 18, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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AMID the buzz surrounding fitness trackers from the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone, a Singapore-grown research spinoff has said that pedometers and step counters only scratch the surface of what smartphone-paired body monitors can do.

Zensorium was spun off from Japanese chemicals and materials giant Nitto Denko in 2008 in Singapore, and is tasked with commercialising its research findings.

Its latest creation, called Tinke, is an attachment made for smartphones such as the iPhone. When plugged in, the Tinke takes a reading of the user's vital signs such as resting heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood.

It then relies on the companion app to deliver …

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