Meet the world’s first smart wristband that can detect body temperature
Meet the world’s first smart wristband that can detect body temperature (representative image: GOQii Vital 2.0 from the official website)
Technology is playing an important role in preventing the spread of coronavirus in the country. It allows us to stay connected with our loved ones and even work from home between lockdowns. smart wristband One of the greatest examples of technology that can help in this time of crisis is the Sampark Arogya Setu App which uses Bluetooth and location data to alert users when an infected person is in close contact. Now a new technology comes into the city and is from GOQii, a smart-technology-enabled integrated preventive healthcare platform. The company today announced a new technology in wrist bands that can detect whether you have a fever or not.
GOQii today announced the launch of the world’s first smart wristband with sensors to detect body temperature, one of the earliest signs of COVID-19 infection – Vital 3.0. The temperature range is 77 ° F to 113 ° F with an accuracy of +/- 0.3 ° F. In particular, GOQii Vital 3.0 is only a screening device and not a medical device and it is recommended that it be used only for screening purposes.
Most of the smart bands available today can detect heart rate, steps, sleep, and more but no one can track body temperature. With a minimalist design, the recently announced GOQII Vital 3.0 – looks exactly like the GOQii Vital 2 Smart Band – though it can track body temperature during the day. The band can also detect blood pressure, blood sugar, HbA1 levels. Vishal Gondal founder and CEO GOQII confirmed during a webinar that the band would soon be able to locate the ECG. The ECG option will come in the next few updates.
For Vital 3.0, GOQII has partnered with Germany-based Thrive, a health tech startup, to conduct clinical studies in India.
The Vital 3.0 is capable of recording body temperature with only one skin touch. Gondal said that at present, the wristband would be mainly available to enterprises and frontline workers. He also confirmed that very few units of GOQii Vital 3.0 will be available to individuals. Interested consumers can buy the band from the GOQii app at a price of Rs 3,999. smart wristband It will soon be available on online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. Gondal said that the company already has 1000 units of Vitali 3.0 with the Mumbai Police.
For Vital 3.0, GOQii has partnered with Germany-based Thrive, a health tech startup, to conduct a clinical study in India to detect COVID-19 infection before testing. Detection of infection will be based on data collected by Vital 3.0. “We understand HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) and data privacy very seriously,” Gondal said.
Gondal said that manufacturing options in India are being evaluated for the newly launched Vital 3.0. The company is looking to work with both public and private organizations in the country. smart wristband “We have already contacted the US Army and sent details of GOQii Vital 3 and are also talking to the US, Japan, and other countries,” he said.
GOQii further discussed opportunities to partner with telemedicine platforms to provide users with the overall experience. In the webinar, Gondal discusses the opportunity to collaborate with the Arogyasetu Mitra Manch. He said the collaboration would help doctors provide better guidance to patients as they would have their health records to use better
The band offers a color display, auto sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, multi-exercise modem built-in USB, up to 7 days of battery life, a 12-month Go-Q pay subscription, and a 3-month health coach subscription.