Three major health research projects step into the technological "no man's land" Huawei wearables first in China

After the shipment of wearable devices has become the number one in the Chinese market, Huawei has made another major effort in the research and development of the sports and health functions of wearable devices.

On January 23, Huawei released three major health research projects, including hypertension management research, smart body temperature health research, and coronary heart disease screening research, bringing further exploration in the field of active health management research.

With the accurate monitoring function of its wearable devices, Huawei's digital health research has covered many important indicators of the human body, including monitoring heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, sleep, and ECG collection. On this basis, Huawei has also carried out a wealth of professional research projects in multiple dimensions for the active health management needs of users.

The three major health research projects released this time focus on different areas such as hypertension, body temperature, coronary heart disease, etc., through professional cooperation with authoritative organizations, to provide people with more innovative and active health management services. The launch of the three health research projects means that Huawei has stepped into a new technology no man's land for the first time in the field of sports and health, and is strategically ahead of its opponents.

Prior to this, wearable device manufacturers have not been deeply involved in research on hypertension management, smart body temperature health research, and coronary heart disease screening research. The vast majority of manufacturers are still at the initial stage of research on the combination of wearable There are very few institutions that can conduct joint in-depth research.

In recent years, more and more users have begun to pay attention to their own health data, and hope that the device can help them analyze their health conditions more comprehensively and professionally, and provide reminders and guidance. The original intention of Huawei's three major health research projects is to lead consumers into a new era of digital health and provide people with more comprehensive and professional health management services.

According to reports, Huawei's digital health research will gradually cover many important vital signs of the human body: pulse, blood pressure, body temperature, etc.

Currently, Huawei is developing wearable blood pressure measurement equipment with home medical-grade high-precision blood pressure measurement as the core. The goal is to explore innovative active health management of blood pressure from screening to early intervention based on Huawei's wearable blood pressure measurement equipment and with industry experts.

In addition, Huawei has currently broken through the continuous temperature detection technology based on smart wear , using high-precision temperature sensors to accurately measure the skin temperature of the wrist, and Huawei is also conducting joint research on smart body temperature to provide abnormal body temperature screening capabilities.

In terms of cardiovascular health research, Huawei is carrying out joint research on coronary heart disease intelligent screening and early warning. With the help of Huawei's smart watch ECG collection capabilities, it integrates PPG and ACC data to achieve intelligent coronary heart disease screening and early warning, which can effectively manage heart health.

In 2021, these health studies will be launched or released based on Huawei wearable products. It is reported that the results of these three health research projects may be the first to be applied to Huawei WATCH 3 series and Huawei WATCH GT 3 series smart watches, and it is expected to be soon Will officially meet with consumers.

Looking back at the history of Huawei's sports health development, from the launch of Huawei's wearable APP in 2014, it will become the number one wearable device manufacturer in China in the third quarter of 2020, but in just over 6 years. Up to now, Huawei has shipped 70 million+ wearable devices, and has provided digital sports health services to more than 200 million users worldwide, covering more than 170 countries.

Among domestic manufacturers, Huawei is not too early to make wearable devices, but the progress is the most obvious. In my opinion, the reason why Huawei has taken the lead in just a few years is inseparable from the following three points.

The first is precise forward-looking. As we all know, strategy determines tactics, and the accuracy of judging the development trend of the industry directly determines the success of future products. Huawei has seen consumers' in-depth demand for sports and health in the two major sub-sectors early on, and has been struggling with technological innovation.

In response to users’ pain points, Huawei’s sports health ecosystem has exclusively developed HUAWEI TruSeen heart rate monitoring, HUAWEI TruRelax pressure butler, and HUAWEI TruSleep scientific sleep technology from exercise, stress, sleep and other directions, which can better help people with great stress relieve anxiety, Insomnia and other sub-health problems.

The second is that Huawei has always been user-oriented technological innovation and ecological layout. In 2019, Huawei WATCH GT2 was released. While continuing the 2-week battery life selling point, it was the first to bring HUAWEI TruseenTM 3.5 heart rate monitoring technology, support blood oxygen saturation detection, and join the heart health research of 301 Hospital, adding new rooms Screening function for fibrillation and premature beats.

At the end of that year, with the release of Huawei's WATCH GT2 New Year model, it also joined the new direction of 301 Hospital Heart Health Research, bringing sleep apnea research.

In April 2020, Huawei WATCH GT2, a new color that supports hundreds of exercise modes + women's menstrual cycle management, was released to support women's menstrual cycle management functions. At the same time, it joined the new direction of 301 Hospital Heart Health Research to bring about atrial fibrillation risk prediction research.

In October of the same year, Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro, Huawei WATCH GT2 Porsche Design, and Huawei WATCH GT2 Pro ECG models were released, supporting more than 100 sports modes and bringing continuous blood oxygen monitoring around the clock. ECG models joined the heart health research of 301 Hospital. Brings the ECG collection function and joined the vascular health research conducted by the China Medical Promotion Association.

In addition, Huawei has also worked with Roche, a professional blood glucose management agency, to combine the blood glucose monitoring function of the Roche blood glucose meter with the sports health function of Huawei smart watches to provide patients with timely and reliable analysis in life scenarios such as exercise, sleep, and blood glucose monitoring. Suggestions and reminders.

It can be seen that in the direction of technological evolution, Huawei always prioritizes the use scenarios that users most urgently need, and is willing to be the first to "eat crabs".

In terms of ecological layout, Huawei has established a full-scenario ecological strategy early on. Wearable devices, as a core part of it, are naturally given priority in development resources. At the same time, they are linked with Huawei mobile phones, PCs, tablets, smart screens and other devices. Intercommunication also gives it a competitive advantage that other rivals do not possess.

The third is a solid foundation in R&D and testing. Of course, only technological innovation is not enough. Product reliability and durability are the "behind-the-scenes heroes" that escort users' reputation.

Up to now, Huawei has established more than 10 research centers around the world, covering design aesthetics, software innovation, hardware innovation, and health research related to smart wear. On December 10th last year, the Huawei Sports and Health Science Laboratory, which was born out of the Huawei Xi’an Research Institute, was officially put into use, focusing on the research and development of wearable products.

It is understood that the laboratory has an area of 1,100 square meters and is close to the Huawei Xi’an Research Institute. The entire laboratory is divided into two areas, the third floor and the first floor. The third floor is the professional evaluation experimental area for smart wearable and sports health products, which mainly conducts evaluation and research on sports exercise and health monitoring related functions. The first floor is the experimental area for the reliability and automated testing of smart wearable products, mainly for automated testing of power consumption, pressure, fluency, etc., and hardware durability testing and reliability of each component of the watch.

Taking common running data analysis as an example, the Huawei Sports Health Science Laboratory provides a special running exercise research and detection area. With the help of an unpowered treadmill and a large screen, you can test and view the scenes of ordinary paced running, sprinting, and intermittent running in real time. Compare the accuracy of the heart rate between wearing a watch and a heart rate belt.

In addition, a single foot pressure treadmill with a cost of more than 600,000 yuan (USD $85714) has more than 7,000 pressure sensors distributed inside it to measure the balance parameters, plantar pressure distribution and gait parameters of the human body under static standing and exercise states. In-depth algorithms can restore running secrets more accurately. The running posture detection function has been developed on Huawei smart wearable products to improve consumer running performance and reduce the risk of injury caused by running.

It is worth mentioning that the Huawei Crowdtest Running Group has tested more than 30 Huawei products. The accumulated running data time is 10,900 hours and the running mileage is about 105,000 kilometers, which is equivalent to two and a half laps around the earth's equator.

Similarly, there are team sports research and detection areas, cycling sports research and detection areas, rowing sports research and detection areas, running sports research and detection areas, sports dynamic posture research and detection areas, etc. The test items are perfect and the equipment is professional. , The test scale is even rarer in China.

From the precise judgment of industry development, to the research and development of functions that are not afraid of “eating crabs”, the exploration of technological frontiers, the in-depth ecological layout, and the profound R&D and testing skills, Huawei Sports Health has embarked on a path of success with its own characteristics.

With the implementation of the three major health research projects of hypertension management research, intelligent body temperature health research, and coronary heart disease screening research, it is foreseeable that Huawei will build more differentiated competitive advantages in the field of sports and health, while providing consumers with more professional and Comprehensive active health management capabilities will bring more reference value to the development model of the wearable device industry.

Source: Fast Technology