BodyMedia and Avery Dennison to Develop 7-Day Body Monitor Patch

BodyMedia and Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, announced the development of a body monitor patch offering a comfortable, economical means of gathering physiological data for health and wellness initiatives over a period of seven days or less. Combining Avery Dennison Medical Solutions’ proprietary Metria(TM) Wearable Sensor Technology and skin-friendly patch form factor with BodyMedia’s proprietary algorithms and years of body monitoring expertise, the new wearable patch solution will initially be used as an evaluation tool for weight management. Future applications are expected to include corporate wellness programs, remote elder care and safety, and monitoring of vital signs for a variety of health conditions. Read the full release here and a short write-up in here.