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Wristband analytics could be just the trick for work-life balance

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | By StartupSmart

A high-tech love child of the pedometer and the mood ring, the W/Me wristband is a new product that combines our love of analytics with our growing understanding of holistic health.


The sleek wristband measures your body’s automatic nervous system, such as heart rate and breathing. These findings can then be read either directly from the LED display, or on your smartphone via the wristband’s Bluetooth connectivity.


The data the wristband gathers will be interesting for anyone working in the ups and downs of launching and running their own business. Elevated heart rates, shorter breathing and stress are all connected, and you’ll be able to track what really stresses you out.


It can also be used to check into Facebook, notifying you of incoming calls, texts and emails, and find your phone if you’ve misplaced it.


With ongoing conversations about work-life balance and practices such as alternative medicine and meditation continuing to flourish, business ideas that tap into the personal side of fitness and work are likely to find a strong market. The W/Me wristband has already raised over $82,000 of their $100,000 kickstarter goal.


Can you think of any business ideas that combine technology and wellbeing?