Samsung had announced a couple of months ago that it has developed a Bio Processor which would improve health tracking features in wearable devices. Samsung hoped that other brands would use its new chip in their activity and fitness trackers. Now, the company has showcased a prototype wearable device during CES 2016 that utilizes the Bio Processor.
The prototype, which is currently named S-Patch, was showcased by Samsung on the stage during its press conference in the ongoing tech expo. The device has inbuilt memory and Bluetooth connectivity. A user needs to attach it onto their chest so that it can read the heart rate in real-time. The data can be viewed inside an app on a connected smartphone or tablet.
The activity and fitness-related data can then be shared with a doctor or a trainer in real-time. Samsung claims that doctors can detect life-threatening health issues much before they hit the patient. The South Korean electronics giant is already working with multiple brands to see how a Bio Processor can improve health tracking.