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Phi-Pal: New Wearable Activity Monitor By SaPHIBeat And Bosch Sensortec

By Sharvari Panchbhai in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Sharvari Panchbhai

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    While going on adventurous outdoor sport activities, we cannot rule out the possibility of some mishap. Immediate help is of prime importance at such instances. However, in case the victim of mishap is unconsious, he may not be able to send a distress signal for expedited help. In order to detect and thus prevent such major incidents, SaPHIBeat Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley based startup Corporation, and Bosch Sensortec have announced a wearable safety gadget called Phi-Pal device. SaPHIBeat Technologies Inc. will showcase the device at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the most prominent international technology trade shows that will be held from 6 to 9 January, 2015 in Las Vegas. A live demo of the Phi-Pal device will be performed at the event on January 8th.

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    This new wearable activity monitor is developed by engineers of SaPHIBeat by using Bosch Sensortec’s MEMS sensors and utilizes sport-specific, patent pending Accident Detection algorithm. It is designed in such a way that it will not only operate as a device for help at the time of accidents but also will provide crucial data log that will be useful for scrutinizing and enhancing the performance in case of professional sportspersons. Phi-Pal will automatically send information regarding the time, place, and other necessary data of the incident to the predefined rescue team in a particular area or first responder via cell or satellite.

    SaPHIBeat engineers have used Bosch’s motion sensors, magnetometer and barometric pressure sensors that will provide extremely accurate monitoring data to the algorithm. Owing to the advanced technology used, this ingenious gizmo provides precise accuracy and performance without consuming much battery power. Bosch’s technology makes sure that the devices works by utilizing less power as it is one of the important features, to make sure that your activity monitor doesn't switch off at the time of crisis. Phi-Pal will be very useful for outdoor sports lovers. All you need to do is to attach this innovative device to your helmet, after that you are ready to go.

    What are your thoughts about this new Phi-Pal device? Share with us in comments section below.

    Source: SaPHIBeat
     
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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Sharvari Panchbhai, Dec 24, 2014.