The Samsung Simband Prototype Ushers in an Open Platform for Designers

By: Meghan Young - May 30, 2014
References: samsung & fastcompany
Wearable technology is still new enough to fall short of many people's expectations, but the Samsung Simband prototype hopes to change that. The Korean electronics company has introduced a health tracking device that boasts an open platform to encourage other designers to embellish on to their heart's content. In this way, people can help tweak such a gadget to, hopefully, perfection. Nevertheless the Samsung Simband prototype itself will not be released for mass comsumption. It simply displays the program's capabilities.

Dubbed the Samsung Architectural Multimodal Interactions platform, the Samsung Simband prototype makes it "possible to take advantage of the richness and diversity of data," says Ram Fish, Samsung's vice president of digital health." Although late in the wearable tech game, the Samsung Simband could make a big difference in the industry.