THE ULTIMATE WEARABLE DEVICE / TECHNOLOGY
▪ What if these were possible?
▪ Enter IBM Watson
▪ Is there a Market?
Personal Fitness Coach
WHAT IF THESE
My mother in her late 70’s , gets up frequently at night and rushes to the washroom. A few
months ago, she blacked out and sustained head injuries. Scans and medical tests did not
show up any abnormality . For many years she has been under treatment for hypertension
and Type –I diabetes. Medical specialists ascribe the fall to a sudden drop in blood pressure
and this can happen to anyone.
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What if she had a device which
monitored her condition and set
off an alarm for her and for rest of
the household prior to her getting
out of bed?
I exercise regularly. The duration and the intensity depends upon how I am
feeling when I begin to exercise. I do not know if I have a medical condition
and should be avoiding certain exercises or if I should be working out at a
higher intensity for a longer duration. I also eat in moderation with occasional
What if I had a 24x7 personal fitness coach who
could guide me based on my age, my sleep pattern,
health condition, time of day, season, weather,
location, my mood and tell me how to workout,
where to workout, what to eat and what to avoid?
Many people suffer from chronic ailments like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes,
thyroid problems, etc. The list of ailments go on and on. Many of these require
regular visit to the clinic for tests and fine tuning of the medication.
What if you do not have to visit a doctor
repeatedly, yet he knows your condition on an
ongoing basis and pro-actively suggests changes in
medication to you?
What is Watson ?
How can it
Watson can read and understand natural
language, important in analyzing
unstructured data that make up as much
as 80 percent of data today.
When asked a question, Watson relies on hypothesis
generation and evaluation to rapidly parse relevant evidence
and evaluate responses from disparate data.
Through repeated use, Watson literally gets
smarter by tracking feedback from its users and
learning from both successes and failures.
Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural
language, generating hypotheses based on evidence, and learning as it goes. And learn it does. Watson “gets smarter” in
three ways: by being taught by its users, by learning from prior interactions, and by being presented with new information.
This means organizations can more fully understand and use the data that surrounds them, and use that data to make better
IBM Watson: Fueling a New Era of Cognitive Apps
Watson represents a first step into cognitive systems, a
new era of computing. It uses programmatic
computing plus the combination of three additional
capabilities that make Watson truly unique: natural
language processing, hypothesis generation and
evaluation, and dynamic learning.
While none of these capabilities is unique to Watson
by itself, the combination delivers the power to move
beyond programmatic computing and unlock the
world of global, unstructured data.
With Watson technology, we can move from a
keyword-based search that provides a list of locations
to an intuitive, conversational means of discovering a
set of confidence-ranked responses.
WHAT IS IBM WATSON
“The power of Watson to
bring information and
data together, [and] make
it relevant where decisions
are being made, turns it
into knowledge at the
point where it can make
Executive Vice President,
WHAT IS IBM WATSON ?
HOW CAN IBM WATSON REVOLUTIONIZE WEARABLE TECH?
Imagine your wearable device monitoring your location, temperature, pulse rate,
blood pressure, chemicals in your sweat, etc. at a millisecond level, 24x7 and
sending these to Watson (hosted on a cloud) periodically.
Now imagine that Watson has your complete location, your health records, all
medical literature and research ever published and based on your data analytics,
gives the thresholds and working ranges to your wearable device, your laptop and
to your physician.
Similarly, any alert generated by the wearable device or Watson triggers off alarms
at the nearest health care provider, at near and dear ones and at the physician’s
HOW WILL IT ALL COME TOGETHER?
IBM Watson on Cloud
Cognitive computing / analytics engine
Physical Checkup / Tests /
Real Time Readings
Individual Parameters /
Test Results / Records /
Feedback / Alerts / Alarms
“The wearable band market is really about the consumerization of health,” added Canalys Analyst Daniel
Matte in a statement. “There will be exciting innovations that disrupt the medical industry this year, and
with the increased awareness about personal wellbeing they will bring to users, having a computer on your
wrist will become increasingly common.”
The wearables device market is still in its infancy but it’s
growing fast — with more than 17 million wearable bands
forecast to ship this year, according to a new forecast by
It reckons 2014 will be the year that wearables become a “key
consumer technology,” and is predicting the smart band
segment alone will reach 8 million annual shipments, growing
to more than 23 million units by 2015 and over 45 million by
Source : http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/12/wearables-market-heating-up/
MARKET SIZE ESTIMATED TO GROW TO 45 MILLION UNITS
THE NEED IS THERE ….
THE TECHNOLOGY IS THERE ……
THE MARKET IS WAITING FOR IT TO COME TOGETHER!!
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