Garmin International, Inc. recently announced a collaboration with ActiGraph to create health and activity monitoring solutions for academic research, clinical trials, and remote patient monitoring. The collaboration will combine Garmin wearables with ActiGraph‘s CentrePoint data analytics platform to achieve these goals.
Travis Johnson, Garmin Health global product lead, stated that “[c]ombining the sensor data from Garmin wearables with the data capture and analytical expertise of the ActiGraph platform creates a powerful solution for many different patient monitoring applications.”
ActiGraph chief technology officer Jeremy Wyatt expressed similar praise for ActiGraph’s new partner, stating that “Garmin wearables produce high resolution, accurate data streams that are ideal for scientific analysis and can provide additional, novel endpoints to the ActiGraph software platform.”
Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. Garmin is known for developing a variety of products, such as handheld GPS devices and wearable fitness trackers. On the other hand, ActiGraph offers a variety of activity monitors and also software platforms to analyze data collected by such monitors.
Both Garmin and ActiGraph acknowledge the growing importance of wearable devices as potential health and medical tools. By partnering with ActiGraph, Garmin has indicated its interest in the future development of wearable devices with medical applications. Likewise, the partnership allows ActiGraph to utilize Garmin’s experience in developing wearable devices to apply and hone its data monitoring and management systems.