Friday, August 30, 2013

How an App That Tracks Circulation, Metabolism Helps Your Body

As a kid, Ryan Archdeacon asked his parents for a microscope so he could analyze sewer samples and bits of dental plaque. Now Archdeacon is building a lifestyle app he hopes will help people better connect with their bodies.

The One Aura app (free on iOS) pairs with compatible biosensors to give real-time data about your body's metabolism and circulation. Users just have to wear one of the seven approved Bluetooth-connected biosensors (listed in the iTunes app description). The app will show live metrics in clean data visualizations.

The app currently focuses on metabolism and circulation because they are important indicators of how the body is doing, Archdeacon told Mashable.

"A lot of people don't understand their metabolism," he said, citing weight management as a problem that could be helped if they did.

Circulation, meanwhile, is "so foundational to our long-term health and well-being." Archdeacon points out that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

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