New Device That Tracks Calorie Burning, Even While Sleeping Developed

by VR Sreeraman on  March 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 New Device That Tracks Calorie Burning, Even While Sleeping Developed
A team of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology has designed a device that allows individuals to constantly compute the amount of calories they burn - even while sleeping.

The device, dubbed HappyHR, is a personal monitor that allows users to measure and compare day-to-day physical and caloric activity.

The name is a reference to the euphoric feeling that follows an intense round of exercise - the 'happy hour.'

"It's a completely converged device. It's a single unit that provides complete fitness monitoring and management," said Garrett Langley, 21, a senior in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) who spearheaded the project.

The small, rectangular-shaped instrument straps to the wrist or ankle, gathering data related to heart rate and exercise.

The information is then transferred via Bluetooth to a PC, where the statistics can be analyzed through Web-based software.

Although the device focuses on calorie counting, Langley envisions more thorough health applications including respiratory and glucose monitoring.

Source: ANI

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