Samsung announces Samsung Digital Health platform and SDK

Samsung has introduced a number of new tools for developers at the second-annual Samsung Developers Conference, including a new platform and SDK around health. Samsung Digital Health (SDH) and allows for the tracking of personal fitness data, including activity, food consumption, and workouts. They are also providing an open hardware reference design, the Simband, which can integrate a number of advanced sensors.

In addition to SDH and hardware, Samsung is also looking to expand how it collects data. The company has introduced an SDK for SAMIIO, a cloud-based software platform for aggregating data from a variety of sources for analysis. Additionally, Samsung unveiled a new processor that makes it easy to add health monitoring to wearables. Samsung is also forging relationships with healthcare services, insurance companies, and more in an effort to beef up adoption.

Be sure to stay tuned to Android Central for more from the Samsung Developer Conference 2014.