SAN FRANCISCO: INTEL HAS ANNOUNCED Analytics for Wearables (A-Wear), a developer programme that promises to accelerate development and deployment of wearable apps with data-driven intelligence.
The programme integrates a number of software components, including tools and algorithms from Intel alongside cloud-based data management capabilities from Intel partner Cloudera, which are all deployed on a cloud infrastructure optimised on Intel architecture.
Developers of Intel wearables will be given access to the A-Wear developer programme free of charge, the firm's Diane Bryant said on stage during a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in California, adding that it offers an integrated developer environment that lets developers focus on adding value rather than setting up and managing the complex infrastructure needed for big data analytics.
The infrastructure includes an Intel-developed analytics application for processing and detecting changes in the data in real time.
In relation to the above announcement, Bryant spoke about Intel's partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), which aims to improve research and treatment for Parkinson's disease through big data analytics and wearable devices.
The collaboration consists of a multi-phase research study using a big data analytics platform that detects patterns in data collected from patients via wearables, which monitor symptoms. Intel claims this will aid researchers and physicians to measure progression of the disease by capturing and objectively measuring patients' actual experiences and thus speed progress of breakthroughs in drug development, diagnosis and treatment.
The partnership with Intel will aim to "do better" with this diagnosis, using technology through wearable sensors to allow doctors to track the symptoms of Parkinson's remotely through a 24/7 process via patient data collection on a large and more accurate scale.
Intel also announced the launch of its Edision chip for wearable devices at IDF this week, which can be picked up for $50.
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