The company is also looking to develop non-invasive blood pressure and glucose monitoring capabilities for its smartwatches

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

January 23, 2024

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Samsung's Galaxy Ring
Samsung

Samsung is expanding its healthcare wearables. 

The company is launching a sleep-tracking wearable, the Galaxy Ring, which it teased during its recent Samsung Galaxy Unpacked in San Jose. 

Matthew Wiggins, head of Samsung Research America’s health solutions lab, closed the show with a teaser of the smart ring, which is fitted with an array of sensors to monitor a user’s sleep and leverages Samsung’s generative AI model, Galaxy AI.

“With Galaxy AI, we’re preparing for the beginning of an entirely new era of digital health,” said Wiggins. “Let’s start where your day ends – with sleep.”

While Samsung has not released a launch date or a full list of its capabilities, Wiggins introduced the AI-enabled ring as a “powerful and accessible health and wellness device, here to change the shape of future health.”

Samsung is also reportedly looking to develop non-invasive monitoring capabilities for its smartwatches, particularly to monitor glucose levels and blood pressure.

Providing a method of monitoring blood sugar levels without drawing blood would be a game changer for the millions of people with diabetes, and represents a significant corner of the market. 

Samsung’s head of digital health Hon Pak, who is spearheading the initiative, said the aim is to give consumers a holistic view of their well-being, using sensors across both their homes and their bodies.

Related:Samsung Unveils Smart Home Tech at CES 2024

While no specific timeline for these features has been disclosed, Pak said continuous blood pressure and glucose monitoring would put Samsung in a “whole different ballgame.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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