Amiigo: Monitor your workouts, activities, and vital signs (a bracelet built by MIT engineers)

Wearable devices on the market are a hot commodity. The number of mobile and wireless devices we have create a wonderful opportunity for data collection.

A team of engineers from MIT are working on a new kind of wearable device that won’t only track activity, but could also keep track of vital health statistics.

The Amiigo wearable sensor is not only capable of detecting movements and gestures, but also your heart rate, blood oxygen levels and skin temperature. All of these data points can help you monitor the effectiveness and safety of your workout routine. In addition, the Amiigo monitor is waterproof, so it can even go in the swimming pool.

The bracelet is expected to launch at the end of the month. For $119 you could pick one up yourself. If you’re interested, go sign up on the website to stay in the loop about the launch.

Joshua Howland

Joshua is a mobile application developer, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast. He is currently building a company that focuses on educational mobile applications: LearnStack. His favorite posts to write compare companies and products. He loves sports and start ups and talks about them (along with tech) on Twitter (@jkhowland) and his blog (

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