Samsung collaborates with Nestlé to combine Internet of Things for digital health and nutrition

Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences announced on Thursday a collaboration to harness the power of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and nutrition science to provide new insights into healthy living. This collaboration aims to combine IoT, scientifically validated bio sensors, advanced multi-modal technology, and comprehensive nutritional approach to provide people with new awareness into health and wellness.

In addition, the collaboration aims to empower individuals to better manage their own health and wellbeing by providing relevant and contextual recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle and fitness, to help individuals live healthier and better lives.

SSIC is a global organization within Samsung Electronics, focused on innovation and new business creation, headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices in Korea, Israel, France, and the U.K. SSIC’s mission is to develop and accelerate disruptive technologies through open innovation, investments, and acquisitions by working in collaboration with entrepreneurs and strategic partners to enhance people’s lives and to help make the world a better place.

“We’re excited about the breakthroughs this collaboration will bring,” said Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer at Samsung Electronics. “Today, we live in an era of smarter living brought about by the convergence of technology and life science. It’s an era where the data from smart sensors and devices in our daily life such as mobile phones, wearables, and smart refrigerators can help us to understand our nutrition and activity and to guide us towards a healthier lifestyle.”

By combining the Samsung ARTIK IoT platform vision, deep semiconductor expertise, and a global platform of smart device solutions, together with Nestlé’s expertise in nutrition and biomedical science, the collaboration aims to better understand the voice of the body and empower millions of people to live well and be well. ARTIK Cloud platform provides an ecosystem where device manufacturers, application developers, and service providers can discover each other and build critical solutions together without integration pain across vendors or vertical markets.

The Samsung ARTIK family comprises ARTIK Cloud, an open data exchange platform, and ARTIK modules, integrated Systems-on-Module designed for the Internet of Things. Samsung ARTIK Cloud is an open data exchange platform designed to connect all devices. ARTIK Cloud provides developers easy-to-use open APIs and powerful tools to collect, store, and act on any data from any device or cloud service. Using these APIs and tools, clients can bring new IoT apps to market, tap into new revenue streams, and grow business.

Samsung ARTIK Modules are integrated Systems-on-Module tailored for the IoT. With a tiered architecture built for performance, optimized power consumption, security, and memory utilization and footprint, ARTIK modules are designed for a variety of applications, from low-end wearables to hubs with local processing and analytics.

The relationship extends beyond what millions of consumers already enjoy and experience with the global brands of Nestlé and Samsung. What makes this collaboration meaningful is that it combines digital and comprehensive nutritional sciences in a way that has great potential for worldwide reach. This relationship is underpinned by extensive research, the innovative, visionary people inside Samsung and Nestlé, and the recognition of this collaboration synergy.

“We are delighted to enter this collaboration with a global leader in the field of sensor technologies,” said Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé chief technology officer. “It will advance our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy, to support people who want to live a healthier lifestyle.”

Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will work towards the development of a new digital health platform to provide more personal and meaningful insights that inspire healthy living. More details about the platform are expected when the first pilots begin in early 2017.

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