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Ntt Docomo Reveals Smart Clothing, Fitness Band In Healthcare Push

Its unclear which form the clothing will take, external link but NTT DoCoMo said in a release that it will aim to release the smartphone-linked http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981962982 wear this year. We want to provide our healthcare services through wearables, said NTT DoCoMo spokesperson Jun Ootori. We are aiming to expand into nursing care as well as expand our current healthcare-related services portfolio with the data collected through the devices. The clothing could work in conjunction with health-monitoring apps on DoCoMo phones such as i Bodymo, a paid service that has functions like an automatic step counter, exercise tracker, and calorie counter. Hitoe follows the launch on Wednesday of Move Band, a 9,576 (US$93) fitness tracker DoCoMo worked on in conjunction with Toshiba. The 22-gram water-resistant wristband links to Android or iOS smartphones via Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0, transmitting data that it collects on time spent walking, number of steps, calories burned, and sleeping time. Medical tech is one of DoCoMos eight new revenue fields. In its January 2013 newsletter, the carrier targets sales of 10 billion from healthcare support services by fiscal 2016.
Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2093060/ntt-docomo-reveals-smart-clothing-fitness-band-in-healthcare-push.html

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