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Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love The KAUST Paper Watch
What if everyone in the world can have a wearable health and fitness gadget? Won’t the world be a healthier place?
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science And Technology) Engineers from Saudi Arabia, envisions everyone around the world to be healthier by creating a wearable fitness tracker that is affordable enough for every health buff, no matter the budget.
“Cool” Gadgets of Tech Giants
Smartwatches and wearables of all types are now in the health and fitness world. People and pets of all ages and diseases can now have a wearable device to track their health in a real-time manner without carrying bulky medical devices.
With these devices, the world of medicine, fitness, and health will never be the same. The demand for fitness wearables and gadgets is increasing, and it’s giving both small-scale and gigantic enterprises the opportunity to raise its production and improve product quality. People rated Apple smartwatches, still as the coolest device out in the market, and probably the most expensive there is also.
The market competition, however, didn’t aim for lower prices, making health a lesser priority for those who have a smaller budget. Skyphonez, a retailer of smart devices, also think online buyers consider brand, no matter how expensive, before making any purchase.
Because of this reason, there has been a call to produce cheap yet quality wearable fitness trackers among geniuses and engineers. One remarkable invention is the “paper watch,” a product of prodigy engineers of KAUST in Saudi Arabia.
Why KAUST Paper Watch Is A Game Changer
The KAUST engineers have created the Paper Watch out of a few low-cost kitchen and home items such as aluminum foil and sponges with robust, silicon-based chip components. Nonetheless, these five reasons are threat enough for tech giants to give them a second look.
Technically speaking it is not a watch yet, since it couldn’t tell time, but it has the capability the same with that of Apple, Google, Samsung and other smart manufacturing giants. The Paper Watch can measure body temperature, sweat levels, heart rate, and blood pressure accurately.
It Has Replaceable Parts
The soft sensor components of the Paper Watch is replaceable once they wear out. The inventors envision their device to have disposable sensors and parts that people can buy from any pharmacy worldwide.
It Is Easy To Work With
Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, one of the KAUST developers, said that in addition to having replaceable parts, it would also be easy for people to insert them on their own.
It will have a comprehensive, easy to navigate structure that people will not have to scratch their heads like they are solving a puzzle when replacing some of the parts.
Its design will also give chances for DIY-ers to innovate and become extra-creative.
Low-cost Materials, Same Quality
The inventors want to make it affordable for everyone. Thus, the choices of materials used.
Their approach is no longer a new thing. And even though tech giants think of their products as something of high-quality, the materials used and the way they make their products are practically the same with the KAUST engineers.
Cheap But Smart Enough
Most people would think that the pricing of the watch will compromise its usability, but it will not.
As mentioned earlier, this device is engineered to have functionalities that are the same of what Apple, Google, and Samsung has created. It is not mainly for tracking sleep patterns, step counts, and other no-brainer tasks. The Paper Watch is going to perform the way every high standard health buff wants it to be.
You can find wearable fitness gadgets such as smartwatches at a price starting from fifty bucks, but Hussain and his colleagues are currently selling the Paper Watch at only $25 and planning to bring it down to $5 within five years until everyone in the world has one for their own.
This device is going to benefit not only the self- proclaimed health buffs, but also those who live in marginal areas. Once the Paper Watch is out at a more affordable rate, non-governmental organizations can use it to help improve the health of people from developing countries and war-infested areas, who cannot afford to go to a doctor or are far enough to hospitals.
If the Paper Watch hits the market at its lowest rate, being health conscious will no longer be a thing for the wealthy, it will now be something everyone can afford.
Jenny Granados is a passionate blogger and a gadget enthusiast. She likes to keep herself up to date with the latest technology trends and advancements. She is a writer on behalf of Skyphonez.
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