Lets face it, with the cost of medical care and health insurance rising, it is more important than ever to look after your health. I have seen a lot of wearable activity monitors around, I even wear a Nike FuelBand everyday, but the information that you can get back is more about activity and not your health. The Angel health sensor, an open source health monitor seeking funding on Indiegogo, looks to change that. With sensors designed to measure heart rate, skin temperatures, blood oxygen, and activity and open source code, the possibilities for developers to create interactive apps for the Angel is almost limitless. Key features listed from the website are as follows:
- Apps: ships with Foundation Apps for device configuration and data log access.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy (supported on iPhone 4S and newer, as well as select Android phones). Immediately compatible with many popular fitness apps.
- User interface: LEDs, vibrating motor, buzzer. Detects basic hand gestures.
- Logging: records data for up to 7 days.
- Timepiece: built-in real-time clock, configurable alarm clock.
- Elegant and simple: small and unobtrusive wristband. Comes in 3 sizes with silicon clasps of multiple shapes and colors.
There are many pledge points for the Angel, with $99 getting you your very own Angel health sensor. Funding for the Angel will run until November 1st, 2013, and if successful, the Angel is scheduled to for delivery in April 2014.