Huawei held a media presentation showcasing the future of its smartwatches and fitness trackers. It turns out the next step in its wearable development could be glucose, lung function tracking and high altitude health management.
TruSeen is Huawei’s proprietary heart rate monitoring technology. It uses a number of sensors and works in tandem with the company’s neural network AI technology.
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Now on its fifth generation, the TruSeen Heart Rate Module consists of eight photodiodes arranged in a circular arrangement with two sets of light sources. Version 5.0 is said to significantly reduce external interference and the improved algorithm enables accurate heart rate measurements even during intense exercise. The company has also succeeded in improving the accuracy of blood oxygen measurement.
Innovative technology is in the works
Huawei held a sports and health media communication meeting a few days ago. During the meeting, the COO of Huawei Terminal BG gave an insight into the future of this technology. According to the presentation, it looks like the next frontier of Huawei’s health tracking will be blood sugar, lung function tracking, as well as high altitude health management.
“So far, HUAWEI TruSeenTM has been a self-developed technology from more than 7 years of research. It incorporates the innovative technology and R&D strength of Huawei’s Sports Health Science Laboratory and Institute Huawei Global Research He Gang said (English translation).
“From 1.0 to 5.0+, the company has achieved technological innovations in hardware design, algorithms and processes, and heart rate accuracy. Going forward, our software and hardware services will continue to improve. In addition to continuously improving basic sensing capabilities such as heart rate, blood oxygen, and blood pressure, Huawei will bring more comprehensive and intelligent health management to our users in the new research area. blood sugar, lung function and plateau health management…”
Glucose monitoring is pretty self-explanatory. So far, there hasn’t been a solution that can track this non-invasively. However, there are some technologies in development that will hopefully change that soon.
Huawei is working on its proprietary solution jointly with professional medical institutions. The goal is to develop a hyperglycemic risk screen, an assessment of blood glucose trends and an early warning system that flags potential problems.
According It is the house, the Lung Function Health Assessment combines information on heart rate, blood oxygen, breathing and more. It enables chronic obstructive pulmonary screening to predict in advance a person’s risk of developing the disease.
Another great feature is the Altitude Health Management feature that combines information from a number of different sensors. As we all know, high altitude environments are tough. The body changes and behaves differently as it tries to adapt to the altered oxygen level. Precautions should therefore be taken to avoid serious mountaineering diseases. The growing trend of adventure travel makes this potential new feature all the more important.
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