Nearly two decades ago, smart bands were just launched into the market and from then to now, it has secured its place in our daily lives. Who knew, right? That’s the power of technology. Smart bands seem to have set the trend and seek the right-amount-of-attention from a huge crowd. By making the overall market of wearables over $15 billion. Now, smart bands pretty-much guides our lives to be on track. Initially, smart bands were all about tracking your daily steps but now they can monitor energy expenditure, heart rates, quality of sleep, food consumption, and so on.
But we need change for growth and so does technology. Imagine smart bands being smarter and analyzing your health or bands an essential need for office meetings or use in security purposes by reaching out to the forensic expertise. Well, guess what? All of these will be possible in no-time with the help of AI-powered Smart Bands.
In this blog, you get to know about:
- The Origin of Activity Tracker
- The Journey of Tracking to Smart Bands
- What is AI-powered Smart Bands?
- Benefits of AI-powered Smart Bands
- The vision of Exyconn on AI-Smart Tracker
- Revolutionize the future of technology
The Origin of Activity Tracker
According to Wearable.com, “Lie Detector” which was invented before World War II used sensors to detect Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and measure heart rate and blood pressure. These sensors are still used today to let you know you are not working strong enough to reach your fitness goals.
Have you ever wondered why 10,000 daily steps calibration is marked on almost every fitness tracker? In 1965, a Japanese Professor named Dr. Yoshiro Hatano at the Kyushu University of Health and Welfare researched on how to tackle obesity in his country and to achieve optimum health and fitness. He concluded by setting a target regime of 10,000 steps daily that will help to fulfill the desired results. He introduced the Manpo-Kei pedometer, which breaks down to the Japanese for 10,000 (man), steps (po), and measure (Kei).
Accelerometer introduced in 1971, was first applied by Ford. They have been a part of motion input in smart devices for user interface control. The accelerometer is used to present landscape or portrait views of the device’s screen, commonly present in all smartphones.
Currently, an accelerometer is used to track whether you are walking, running, cycling, and also your sleep cycle. Giving you an accurate overview of your daily calorie burn.
Tracking through pedometer and accelerometer is definitely a boon but daily activity trackers needed more to reach out to the next level and that was possible by the location detector. In 1996, GPS was introduced to the civilians by the US Government after the successful launching of the 29-satellite constellation. Allowing you to map your routine exercise to the meter.
The Journey of Smart Tracking to Smart Bands
In 1998, Steve Mann designed and developed the first Linux smartwatch. He was legitimately hailed as the “father of wearable computing” after his excellence in the field of work.
From the early 2000s, the era of smartwatches had begun to pave its way. From analog to digital, the addition of wireless connectivity to PCs, cellphones, and other devices. Fossil and Microsoft introduced individually own share of SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) but tracking wasn’t the prime motive of these companies back then.
In 2003, Garmin’s forerunner was the gamechanger for future smart bands and had the ability to measure speed, pace, distance, and calorie burn. Later, In the year 2009, Fitbit was launched which rise the market for smart bands holding a 52% market share in wearables. Fitbit provided BlueTooth connectivity that can easily pair up with your phone to give you an accurate reading and made fitness regime easy for its buyers. Thereby, holding a positive 25 million customers worldwide.
Now, the “wearables market” has risen to heights unimaginable. From Nike+fuelbands being a hit to Apple, Samsung and Garmin watches significantly adding up new updates to its product. We are a doorstep away to a whole new level of tracking our daily activities with the help of Artificial Intelligence(AI).
What are AI-powered Smart Bands?
AI-enables smart bands are wearables that will provide you with better analytics to give you desired results in no time regardless of industry, field, or wearer. For example, recently an AI-powered smart band was launched into the market by IIT Madras named “Muse Cue” which could detect COVID-19 symptoms and also helps to detect hypoxia in the early stages.
Benefits of AI-powered Smart Bands
AI-powered bands aren’t restricted to a single frame but can be diversified by incorporating our area of interest/need. With the right machine learning and algorithms, what you need will be delivered. Here, are some of the benefits of AI bands.
- Superior user experience
- AI-powered smart bands will accelerate performance.
- Zero-UI is Goals. There is no need for interaction with mobile apps making every command autonomous.
- Precision tracking is all we need.
- Improved connectivity and less bulky hardware.
- Quicker results without compromising with accuracy.
- AI does the work and no-need to keep reminders anymore.
Now, that you are well-aware of how smart bands came into the picture and the benefits. It is about time to unleash our take on smart bands.
The Vision of Exyconn on AI-Smart Tracker
At Exyconn, we constantly believe in “making it better”. Talking about Smart tracking, upgrading Smart tracking with Artificial Intelligence is our key motive. Smart bands powered with AI can be a revolution in the market of wearables. In 2021, nothing seems to stop imagination from being a reality.
Imagine, that you are traveling to a new city and you have to stay at a hotel as your vehicle broke down. Smart-band will help you detect hotels nearby and also act as a key to your hotel room. Or you walk into a restaurant and an AI-smart band you are able to place an order without the help of a waiter. Everything around you will soon be AI-powered as McDonald’s App telling you about your order’s details on the app.
In terms of security, biometrics and retina sensors are definitely amazing but think about registered retina and biometric on your AI-smart band, only sensors around you will detect whether it is you or not – redefining office security and reducing chances for cybersecurity. While in the health sector, smart tracking has been a major factor in fitness without the help of medical personnel or fitness trainer and the results are all over the internet.
Let’s not restrict ourselves to bands only, AI-powered smart tracking sensors that will enable us to secure rooms or work area by letting you have presentations with a virtual display or detect your presence by updating you on your health while you are working.
Analytics and machine learning algorithms w.r.t AI will help our vision to surface within a short span. In order to achieve such goals requires excellent teamwork and endless imagination. Possibility over probability is our main priority. We believe smart tracking with AI will not only be frequent in use but revolutionize the field of tracking.
Revolutionize the future of technology
The story of smart tracking does have a history but AI-technology in smart tracking is not limited to one sector. Be it industry, field, business, or for your personal use, it covers all the sectors flexibly. Thereby, revolution lies in the product that is readily available to use on a widespread scale. The field is growing and already creating wonders globally. Despite occasional disappointments, adapting AI-powered smart tracker for a better living and lifestyle is a complete boon.