Winnipeg, Canada-based Komodo Technologies, Inc. today announces the first compression smart sleeves available to consumers that allow for activity tracking and medical monitoring. Held tight against the arm, the small tracking devices within the AIO Smart Sleeve and AIO M.D. are able to collect and report crucial information like heartbeat, sleep analysis and ECG more accurately than traditional wrist wearables. Available in two different fabrics, the AIO Smart Sleeve ($75) and AIO M.D. ($99) are currently available for pre-order through Kickstarter, and will ship to consumers in summer 2016.
How It Works
Designed with style and convenience in mind, the breathable, antimicrobial AIO Smart Sleeve provides a more comfortable alternative to the traditional activity wrist band. The revolutionary technology features a small tracking device that rests against the inside of the forearm—the ideal location for collecting accurate readings. AIO connects to users’ smartphones via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), reporting heartbeat, distance, steps and sleep analysis within the AIO app. Perfect for athletes and everyday fitness consumers, AIO helps users achieve personal goals through an in-app calorie counter, as well as the ability to tap the device to switch songs mid-workout.
“After using regular trackers in my own fitness routine, I found that the wristbands became cumbersome and uncomfortable, leading to inaccuracies in their reporting. AIO solves this problem by fusing the tracker to a consistent location on the arm for more precise data,” said Komodo Founder, Elvis Goren. “I also wanted the sleeve to be both visually appealing and practical so users can wear it all day—not just during a workout. Komodo is excited to introduce this superior wearable and its capabilities to the consumer market for the first time.”
Introduction of AIO M.D
Komodo is also introducing the AIO M.D. With all the features of the original AIO, the AIO M.D. is the only device on the market with an Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor which measures the electrical activity of the heart as it beats and pushes blood through the ventricles. ECG monitoring is not available in standard activity bracelets because sensors must be placed on two points of the body at a good distance apart in order to attain a proper reading. With one point located on the wrist and the other on the inside of the bicep, the AIO M.D. sleeve connects the two via nano trace to provide users with a picture of the overall health and condition of their bodies.
“This product is ideal for seniors and those who make frequent trips to the doctor to monitor their hearts,” adds Goren. “AIO M.D. saves your history within the app so you can view trends over time, notifying users of heart irregularities. We’re even working on algorithms that will detect early signs of heart inflammation and coronary heart disease, as well as record users’ stress levels—a convenient and invaluable tool for those who are monitoring their blood pressure.”
Additionally, the company seeks to grant other developers the opportunity to create their own innovative technology. Komodo Linx provides innovators with the base of the AIO unit, which developers can then update with their own hardware, features and sensors.