Jawbone is acquiring wearable computing company BodyMedia. BodyMedia employees will join Jawbone’s existing team. The size of the deal was not shared.
Hosain Rahman (CEO and founder, Jawbone): There’s an enormous appetite for personal data and self-discovery among consumers that will only continue to grow.
BodyMedia is registered with the FDA as a Class II medical device. The company has over 14 years of medical and consumer expertise in the category and 87 patents issued, and has amassed a living database of raw and real-world human sensor data, with over 500 trillion sensor points collected and analyzed, according to the official statement announcing the acquisition from Jawbone.
What does this mean for you as a BodyMedia user? At this point, nothing changes, says BodyMedia.
[Image courtesy: BodyMedia]