Smart homes can lead to healthy living

As Singapore aims to become the world’s first smart nation, it looks to also drive the use of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and technologies to improve the well-being of its population.

One such initiative focuses on Singapore homes, where the IoT applications and devices such as wearables and home appliances can be tapped to monitor and manage citizens’ health and overall wellness.

IDA’s IoT@Home exhibit at the imbX show showcases how various devices including smart utensils, clothing, and health monitoring tools such as weight sensors and blood pressure measuring system, can be used together to provide a more comprehensive profile of citizens.

For instance, an intake sensor attached to a cup can monitor a person’s intake of water, sugar, and coffee, while a smart fork can track the eating habits and measure how quickly someone is finishing his meal.

An activity tracker can monitor the amount of calories he burned in a day as well as the number of steps and distance he walked.

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