So begins the Phys.org article on a stick-on fitness tracker developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University. Certainly some impressive engineering on display.
Sadly no information is included in the article on how long the tracker stays stuck on, or minor issues like battery life or cost, so I’m not planning on giving up my Jawbone UP just yet. A most interesting development though – one feels it cannot be too long before it becomes implantable and the accelerometer doubles as a power source to top up the battery. Then it will be headline news.
More apparently will be revealed in this month’s issue of Science.
Can the market cope with that level of choice…with Apple still, apparently, to come?