By Lisa Johnston
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Beaverton, Ore. — Nike has chosen 10 technology partners for its Nike+ Accelerator program, designed to further the product ecosystem of its Nike+ fitness technology platform.
Nike said the "program leverages the success of the Nike+ platform by connecting with viable companies that share a commitment to helping people lead more active lives."
Arlington, Va. — More than half (55 percent) of U.S. online consumers used a fitness technology in the past year, and more than one-third (37 percent) anticipate purchasing a fitness technology in the next 12 months, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The report, “Getting Connected with Emerging Fitness Technologies,” shows the number of consumers who used a fitness technology in the past year increased 8 percent from 2010. Results from the study were released today at the mHealth Summit in Washington.
Singapore – Zensorium today will announce the availability of Tinké, a small plug-in device for iOS devices that monitors cardio-respiratory health and stress levels.
Tinké is compatible with Apple’s 30-pin connector as well as a Lightning-to-30-pin adapter. It uses optical sensing technologies to capture blood volume changes through a user's fingertips and quantifies cardio-respiratory health and stress levels into indexes. The indices trend alongside one another for daily and monthly monitoring.