Expanded number of Samsung developer tools enable more accurate health monitoring, preventive driving safety, medical research and deeper health insights
Samsung Electronics unveiled new tools ahead of the Samsung Developer Conference 2022 (SDC2022) that will help developers and communities shape the health, wellness and safety habits of consumers around the world. These tools include the program Samsung Privileged Health SDK for specific partners, the Fall Detection API for user safety, Samsung’s new research solution for educational, clinical and healthcare developers, and new opportunities for partners with Health Connect.
“Samsung Health is built on our advanced hardware and sensor technology and enhanced by our open ecosystem approach and collaboration,” said TaeJong Jay Yang, Corporate Executive Vice President and Health Team Leader, Mobility Division at Samsung Electronics. “That’s why I’m pleased to announce the expansion of developer tools, APIs and partner capabilities that enable experts, research centers and universities to advance the tracking and insights capabilities of wearables for better health, wellness and broader security.”
Samsung Privileged Health SDK: Towards preventive driving safety
Samsung collaborates with other industry-leading companies to develop personalized health services. With safety at the core, these collaborations will offer entirely new preventative tools to make roads safer by identifying early signs of driver fatigue and stress.
One example is Samsung’s work with Tobii, a world leader in eye tracking and attention computing, which develops software to monitor things like sleepiness. If users decide Samsung Privileged Health SDK allows Tobii to detect the heart rate captured by the Galaxy Watch sensors in real time and process it to determine the wearer’s level of sleepiness. In addition, Harman, a leader in connected car technology, audio innovation and IoT solutions, recently introduced ReadyCare, a complete in-car detection and adaptation solution for driver safety and comfort. In addition to detecting distraction, fatigue and vital signs, users can enable ReadyCare measure cognitive load and stress level and offer alternative route suggestions to reduce driver stress.
Health care: New fall detection API to improve security capabilities
The Health care provide APIs that allow developers and third parties to take advantage of the Galaxy Watch’s powerful sensors and algorithms to create more accurate and advanced health services. This addition to the Samsung ecosystem offers adaptive fall detection sensitivity, enhances preventative safety and paves the way for new offerings in this area.
Developers can now create services that use the Galaxy Watch’s fall detection algorithms, which detect a user tripping or falling by combining different sensors, such as the accelerometer and gyroscope. This API allows you to develop applications for users who may experience unexpected incidents. Plus, Galaxy users can even adjust sensitivity levels – whether they’re standing, moving or exercising – via the Galaxy Wearable app. Similar to sleep tracking, which detects restless movements or falls out of bed to provide a more complete picture of the user’s sleep, this API provides new opportunities for both developers and users.
A comprehensive research solution: Accelerating medical research and service
Samsung also introduces an open source project that offers end-to-end solutions that combine SDK, system rear end and the portal for various health applications. This all-in-one healthcare toolset powers research and clinical experiences—starting with developers—by delivering advanced insights through the Galaxy Watch and wearables to support medical research in institutions, hospitals, wellness centers, and more.
Researchers can use this open source project to create modules that allow participants to join a study in a fluid and informed way, streamlining the enrollment process. There are also flexible survey templates that meet the changing needs of organizations. From there, relevant data and information is more easily collected from hand-held devices while guiding participants with information throughout the process. Encrypted participant data is then transmitted to the backend system, where the collected data is monitored and analyzed by the health and medical communities to inform patient treatment plans, upcoming research, and more. Sebastian Seung, president and CEO of Samsung Research, will reveal more details about the new project in his keynote speech at SDC22.
Health Connect: More information and data control
Health Connect, announced in partnership with Google in spring 2022, offers developers a unified set of APIs to create new health and fitness experiences. Currently available in beta, Health Connect gives users centralized privacy controls that make it easy to grant permissions to the health and fitness apps they want to share their device data with. now, Samsung Healthcare Y Fitbitalong with leading health and fitness apps like LeapFitness, MyFitnessPal Y Withingshave adopted Health Connect to offer a more immersive and holistic wellness experience. And with the user’s permission, app developers can take advantage of certain data shared via Health Connect to use in their own applications to give people a more complete picture of their health.
Samsung is committed to providing its community – including users, third parties, developers and others – with enhanced tools and resources to create and benefit from more connected and diverse healthcare services. As part of Samsung’s overall wellness initiatives, the company will continue to offer an extensive ecosystem – which the Samsung community will learn more about at SDC22 – that enables consumers to learn more about health and wellness.