Intel acquires fitness-tracking band maker Basis for an undisclosed sum
March 27, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO--Intel on Tuesday announced it has bought fitness-tracking band maker Basis Science as part of a move into the hot wearable computing market.
The California-based chipmaker did not disclose how much it paid for Basis, which makes a strap-on wrist band that captures data such as heart rate, activity, and sleep to help people live healthier.
Information is synched wirelessly with applications on smartphones.
Wearable computing has been a hot trend thanks to inexpensive sensors that can be built into formerly dump items and to increasingly powerful smartphones that can be used to analyze data collected.