Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fitness Monitoring for the Classroom

New Fitness Monitoring for the Classroom:
Interactive Health Technologies announced that it was partnering with Sony to provide the NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) in the Spirit System, which is now available to schools across America.

With this fitness monitoring is streamlined with a classroom management system for teachers, and in turn enhances the overall PE experience with students. From a simple tap of a Spirit Heart Rate Monitor student information can be automatically transferred to and tracked on the Spirit System through NFC/FeliCa contractless communication. The system effectively measures each student’s cardio activity allowing educators to evaluate the student’s physical activity and endurance.
“The crisis of childhood obesity we collectively face in our nation demands innovative, new solutions,” says Jen Ohlson, Founder of Interactive Health Technologies. The IHT Spirit System with Sony NFC Dynamic Tag uses technology to motivate children to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime, a PE and fitness model for the 21st Century.”

It's great to see big groups start to put solutions together for NFC and other health IT initiatives, however I do see problems with the traditional HRM as it is uncomfortable to wear all day. I am really pleased to see the many wrist watch, ring and other devices out there that can be worn all day much more unobtrusively.

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