6. This wearable can measure heart data for a week for observational studies
Google’s health tech sister company Verily has launched a new investigational wearable device that captures health data for continuous care platforms and clinical research. This new wearable coincides with Verily’s efforts of creating new tools for unobtrusive biosensing.
The Verily Study Watch was created to help with datasets across clinical and observational studies. It is an investigational device and not available for sale.
The design of the watch takes into account how continuous wear impacts user experience during observational studies, according to the company.
It has multiple physiological and environmental sensors that are designed to measure signals for cardiovascular, movement disorders and other studies. The Verily Study Watch can be used in electrocardiogram, heart rate, electrodermal activity and inertial movement studies.
Verily’s Study Watch has a week long battery life to withstand longer studies. It also has a large internal storage and data compression that allows for the device to store weeks worth of raw data that can later be synced. Its powerful processor supports real-time algorithms on the device.
All data stored on the device is encrypted for security. The encrypted data is uploaded and processed through the cloud on Verily’s algorithms and machine learning tools.
There are plans for some of Verily’s partners to use the Study Watch in several studies, including a study that identifies patterns in the progression of Parkinson’s disease and a study that explores the transitions between health and disease.