Garmin International Inc, a unit of Garmin Ltd, is collaborating with ActiGraph to explore creation of health and activity monitoring solutions that would utilize Garmin wearables and ActiGraph‘s CentrePoint data analytics platform for academic research, clinical trials, and remote patient monitoring.
ActiGraph, which makes medical-grade activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the scientific community, provides wearable accelerometry monitors and a software technology platform.
“Garmin Health is excited to work with a globally recognized company like ActiGraph that shares an engineering commitment to pioneer high-quality solutions that can be trusted by the scientific community and pharmaceutical market,” says Travis Johnson, Garmin Health global product lead, in a release. “Combining the sensor data from Garmin wearables with the data capture and analytical expertise of the ActiGraph platform creates a powerful solution for many different patient monitoring applications.”
Jeremy Wyatt, ActiGraph chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development, says, “ActiGraph is excited to work with an innovative company like Garmin. Garmin wearables produce high-resolution, accurate data streams that are ideal for scientific analysis and can provide additional, novel endpoints to the ActiGraph software platform. What’s more, the long battery life and ergonomic design of Garmin’s wearables means study participants can comfortably wear the devices for extended periods, leading to improved program adherence and study results.”
Garmin is committed to the development of wearables that can lead to the detection of serious health conditions. Collaborating with ActiGraph on solutions for researchers will accelerate these developments, the company says.