Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo

 

Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

{ action.text }

4. Basis

One of the most highly anticipated devices in the self-tracking community is this new super-watch from Basis, which detects heart rate from the wrist using near infrared spectroscopy, and tracks movement, skin and ambient temperature, and galvanic skin response, a measure of sweat on the skin that is linked to both physical activity and stress or excitement.

The device uses this data to figure out what people are doing, such as exercising or sleeping, and then combines the various measures to calculate the number of calories burned during the course of the day. Accompanying software helps users track and visualize how they are progressing over time.

http://mybasis.com/

Cost: To be announced.

Availability: To be announced.

Credit: Basis

3 comments. Share your thoughts »

Tagged: Biomedicine, The Measured Life

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives

Close

Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me