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Body Media Armbands are unlike services that calculate calories burned solely from GPS or pedometer data.
These wearable sensors (and companion iOS and Android apps) take all into account: heart rate, perspiration, skin temperature, and heat dissipation, along with time spent lying down and sleeping.
The accuracy rate is an unprecedented 95%.
In this 15-part series on the thrilling, disruptive potential of "mHealth," I highlight businesses using mobile technology in health care.
Leveraging the wonders of a device that's fast becoming ubiquitous – two in three people worldwide own a cell phone – a new generation of startups is building apps and add-ons that make your handheld work like high-end medical equipment.
Cheaper, sleeker, and a lot more versatile.