Getting to the state of being the "New You" is often a goal we seek and even the description of this blog is "Where gaming and technology collide for a healthier you!" This new device (NewYu) is pushing its way onto the busy scene of ubiquitous and pervasive activity-monitors that are user-friendly and intend to impact behavioral outcomes such as physical activity, exercise and nutritional habits.
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Using industry-first motion detection and advanced pattern recognition technology that detects and identifies specific body movements, the small and lightweight NewYu easily clips anywhere on the torso or to the pocket. The monitor not only tracks basic activities such as walking and running, but also specifically recognizes complex movements like biking, elliptical and step machine, while also capturing data for daily living tasks like cooking, cleaning and shopping. The result – a more accurate view of how many calories are burned based on every movement made throughout the day.
I am interested in seeing how accurate this graphic is in terms of unique features beyond heart rate monitors, armbands and other devices. Considering the app is Android only, they've got to be preparing at least an iOS app in the near future. Once I get a hold of one, I will let you know how it works and if might be something schools could use.
[Via Kinetic Shift]