Nestlé and Samsung aim to create new digital health platform

Nestlé and Samsung are combing expertise to investigate the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies to provide people with insights into their health and wellbeing.

This collaboration aims to combine Internet of Things, scientifically validated bio sensors, advanced multi-modal technology, and comprehensive nutritional approach to create a new digital health platform.

The platform will provide individuals with more personalised recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle and fitness than previously possible, the firms claim.

With this information, they hope people will be able to better manage their health and wellness, using just one simple, connected entity, rather than multiple platforms and devices.

Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé’s chief technology officer said the collaboration with Samsung will advance its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy, to support people who want to live a healthier lifestyle.

Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics, added: “Today, we live in an era where the data from sensors and devices in our daily lives, such as mobile phones, wearables, and ‘smart’ homes, can help us to understand our nutrition and activity and to guide us towards a healthier lifestyle.”

Samsung will use its ARTIK™ IoT platform vision, deep semiconductor expertise, and a global platform of smart device solutions, combing it with Nestlé’s expertise in nutrition and biomedical science, with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the voice and body, to empower millions of people to live well and be well.

The initial work on the platform will be carried out by the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Centre (SSIC), headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.

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