ONTARIO, Canada (CBS Cleveland) - A group of University of Waterloo Engineering graduates claim to have invented a bracelet which will “automatically monitor … nutrition, stress, exercise and sleep.”
The AIRO is described by its creators as a “sleek wristband” with the ability to instantly analyze stress patterns, sleep quality and the amount of calories consumed by the wearer, among other vital statistics.
“We built AIRO to help people become more proactive about their health. By aggregating data around the four pillars of health, AIRO notices patterns in your behavior and tells you what you can do, each day, to live a healthier life,” Abhilash Jayakumar, co-founder and CEO of Airo Health, said in a press release.
He added, “We’re excited about giving people the ability to take control of their health in a way that has never before been possible.”
The concept of being able to track one’s nutritional levels at a given time was specifically addressed by creators.
“We’ve built proprietary technology that uses different wavelengths of light to look into the blood stream and detect metabolites as they are released during and after your meals,” the product’s official website states. “This allows AIRO to measure caloric intake and even the quality of meals consumed.”
According to the site, Bluetooth technology is used to communicate with the owner by sending alerts to a given person’s smartphone.
Its construct is said to be the same as a Macbook on the outside, with an aluminum body and bead-blasted finish, with a soft, hypoallergenic material lining the parts that come in contact with skin.
The AIRO is presently available for preorder at a cost of $149 each – $50 less than the listed regular price of $199 – and is expected to be shipped out starting next fall.