Xiaomi had already taken the pulse of the market by investing $ 25 million in iHealth Labs last week. Now, the Chinese group is embarking on the bath with a new smartphone charging base. This contains a cuff connected to the terminal to measure arterial pressure, blood, or even heart rate. The product was developed by iHealth Labs.
All the data collected is then available for consultation on a dedicated application and can then be shared with close people (family, friends, etc.). Xiaomi insists on the ease of use of the kit, especially for the elderly. The device will be available for $ 33 in China, only on Xiaomi’s online store. In the United States, it will be available on the Apple Store for $ 130.
E-health on the rise in China
iHealth is a company specializing in connected health. Like the French Withings, she is developing connected scales and a connected watch measuring walking activities and analyzing sleep.
The e-health sector, connected or not, is in full swing. During its last keynote, Apple launched the “Health” application. In China, Tencent invested $ 70 million in DXY in early September, a platform on which professionals (doctors, researchers, etc.) can exchange views, share events, information or their discoveries. The Chinese group plans to integrate it into its WeChat and Mobile QQ instant messengers to reach the general public.