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Samsung, Nestlé plan ‘Internet of Healthy Things’

Samsung, Nestlé plan ‘Internet of Healthy Things’
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Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences says it is joining forces with Samsung to build a connected health and lifestyle platform on the Internet.

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]What makes the partnership so intriguing and potentially beneficial for consumers is that it will apply comprehensive nutritional and bioscience expertise plus systems like bio-sensors with the full reach of IoT and consumer electronics capabilities, the companies say.[/quote]The companies say they will harness the power of IoT (Internet of Things) technology and nutrition science in advancing digital health.

“Today, we live in an era of smarter living brought about by the convergence of technology and life science. It’s an era where the data from smart sensors and devices in our daily life such as mobile phones, wearables, and smart refrigerators can help us to understand our nutrition and activity and to guide us towards a healthier lifestyle,” Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, says.

What makes the partnership so intriguing and potentially beneficial for consumers is that it will apply comprehensive nutritional and bioscience expertise plus systems like bio-sensors with the full reach of IoT and consumer electronics capabilities, the companies say.
Tappago, developed by an indigenous company
File photo shows Tappago app developed by a Nigerian technology company

“We are delighted to enter this collaboration with a global leader in the field of sensor technologies,” Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer, adds. “It will advance our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy, to support people who want to live a healthier lifestyle.

“With all of these technological elements working together, the two companies hope to better understand what they call “the voice of the body” and to deliver help, advice and motivation regarding health, well-being and lifestyle in a contextual manner.

Following the official announcement, the two companies plan to establish an initial pilot study, which will enable them to share more information about the platform and its potential in early 2017.

 

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