The”competition on the wrist” is getting fiercer. In recent years, thanks to the iterative progress of sensors, chips, and algorithms, more and more functions have been integrated in the”square inch space” on the wrist. The watch is truly endowed with intelligence, which changes our lives, and with it What comes is that the user base is increasing day by day.
In this context, Huawei re-announced 3 health in the field of sports health on January 23 Research new projects, namely hypertension management research, smart body temperature health research, coronary heart disease screening research, centering on the theme of”active health management” Make new explorations. It is reported that Huawei will launch a study on hypertension management with well-known domestic institutions. The goal is to use Huawei’s wearable blood pressure measurement equipment and cooperate with industry experts to explore innovative active health management of blood pressure from screening to early intervention.
In terms of smart body temperature and health research, Huawei has broken through the continuous temperature detection technology based on smart wear. Based on high-precision temperature sensors, it accurately measures the skin temperature of the wrist and uses smart compensation algorithms to achieve continuous temperature detection. . In addition, Huawei is also carrying out joint research on intelligent screening and early warning of coronary heart disease, using Huawei’s smart watch medical-grade ECG collection capabilities to integrate PPG and ACC data enable intelligent screening and early warning of coronary heart disease, helping consumers to actively manage their health.
Some people may ask, what significance does these explorations of manufacturers have for us ordinary consumers? In fact, the function purchase of wearable devices has always been inseparable from the R&D direction of manufacturers. From the point of view of ordinary consumers, it is not difficult to buy a wearable device at this point in time. The easiest way is to follow Mobile phone ecology, especially when mobile phone manufacturers such as Huami OV have deployed wearables.
But reviewing the development history of wearable devices, we can see the evolution direction of its core functions, from communication equipment to sports assistants, to health monitoring and more comprehensive digital health management. The role we play in our lives is a process of constant upgrading. As an important force in the field of wearable devices, Huawei has always been participating and standing at the forefront of the industry. Through different terminal devices, we can provide our smart life, Sports health brings a novel and perfect experience.
The first-stage alternative to mobile phones
Huawei is the first mobile phone brand to start research and development of wearable devices. In 2014, Huawei released its own talking bracelet-Huawei TalkBand B1, and then the smart watch line followed up and launched a new product Huawei WATCH. At this stage, Huawei’s wearable products are mainly developing in the direction of”small-screen mobile phones”, linking mobile terminals with Bluetooth, allowing smart watches and other products to realize the functions of answering calls and sending and receiving text messages.
Later on Huawei WATCH 2 Pro and other products, it also launched an LTE version with eSIM function. Huawei hopes to distinguish smart watches from mobile phones and make wearable devices truly independent of mobile phones. , Open a new track.
In the second stage of exercise monitoring mainstream, health trends are beginning to appear
Before and after 2017, Huawei has set its sights on The”sports health” link also conforms to the concept of”sports for all” in the national”Healthy China 2030″ Planning Outline. Huawei hopes that wearable devices can become professional sports companions around everyone. People get a healthy life through exercise, while wearable devices rely on algorithm technology to feed back sports and guide sports science.
Specifically, Huawei invited sports experts from different fields to join the team of engineers to”deconstruct” various types of sports in the laboratory, just like seeing motion capture in a blockbuster movie, collecting data, The model is built, and then continuously optimized according to the algorithm, combined with the”heart rate monitoring” function of the terminal device, and finally allows the athlete to understand their physical condition in real time during the exercise and obtain scientific exercise guidance.
Due to the inseparable nature of exercise and health, after exercise algorithms have become more professional and mature,”health monitoring” has immediately become an important development direction for wearable devices in the next stage.
The third stage of health management upgrades to build a platform ecology
In recent years, due to changes in lifestyles, some diseases With the emergence of a younger trend, coupled with the growth of chronic disease patients brought about by the aging of society, in medical practice, people have begun to realize the importance of body data for daily health management, and proactive prevention will become the new normal of national health.
In this context, wearable devices, as the closest product to people, have undoubtedly become the best sensor carrier. Especially in smart watches, many health monitoring functions have emerged, including heart rate monitoring. , Sleep monitoring, blood oxygen monitoring, etc.
In the field of active health management, Huawei has always been involved and has been working with authoritative institutions to conduct joint research. In 2018, 301 Hospital initiated a PPG atrial fibrillation screening study based on Huawei wearable devices to protect people’s heart health. Atrial fibrillation premature beat monitoring, sleep apnea monitoring, etc.; in addition, Huawei also provides expert ECG interpretation services with the National Telemedicine and Internet Medical Center; and more explorations in the health field are still being carried out in the Huawei Sports Health Science Laboratory. With.
On January 23, Huawei proposed three new research projects in the field of active health management, namely the research on hypertension management, the research on intelligent body temperature health and the research on coronary heart disease screening mentioned in the opening article . This means that Huawei’s digital health research is gradually covering many important vital signs of the human body, including pulse, blood pressure, body temperature, etc., instead of passive health feedback, it has begun to explore active screening risks, so as to achieve early intervention. Good treatment’s vision of guarding health. Some media predict that in 2021, Huawei may release the latest Huawei WATCH 3 series or Huawei WATCH GT 3 series smart watches, and it is very likely to be equipped with these three health research results. Perhaps people will soon be able to measure high blood pressure, Body temperature and coronary heart disease are very worth looking forward to.
Huawei’s continuous and deep cultivation in the field of active health management has also been recognized by the market. According to IDC’s”China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracking Report, the third quarter of 2020″, in the third quarter of 2020, Huawei’s shipments in China’s wearable device market exceeded 9.41 million units, a year-on-year increase of 60.5%over 2019, accounting for The wearable device market accounted for 28.6%of the total market share, ranking first in the industry.
In the future, the more mainstream diagnosis, treatment and medical monitoring must rely on the O2O model of Internet hospitals. Wearable devices can quantify every behavior of our body through data monitoring, and will eventually become a daily link between users and hospital terminals.
In this field, Huawei has entered the market ahead of time and has gone through every stage of development. In the current health management, it has combined the research and development resources of dozens of research institutions around the world, and Huawei has mobile terminals. This kind of strong entrance with user stickiness, supplemented by Huawei’s continuous deep cultivation in the field of smart wearable devices, I believe that Huawei can go faster and farther on this track, and truly make technology connect everyone’s healthy life.