VSP Global, an insurer covering 75 million members with various types of optical coverage, is getting into the mobile healthcare wearables market.
VSP is in the early stages of developing wearable technology—initially being embedded in the left frame of glasses—to track an individual’s health status. For now, a first-generation prototype has been completed following a 10-week beta test in early 2015, using black frame glasses to collect data and display steps, calories burned and distance traveled. A second beta test will collect heart rate, posture and gait data.
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