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Embarcadero Technologies

December 18, 2014 12:12 ET

Developing the Internet of Things: Building Connected Apps With the Wahoo Fitness Balance Smart Body Scale

Appmethod Software Development Platform Makes It Easy to Build Connected Apps for IoT Wearables, Gadgets, Devices, Sensors and Cloud Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is featuring the Wahoo Fitness Balance Smart Body Scale in this week's "Developing the Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase." The Wahoo Balance Scale tracks weight and body mass index, and wirelessly transmits that data to a computer, smartphone, or a Windows, iOS, or Android device via Bluetooth. The device, which collects and transmits bioinformatic data, is part of a new category of IoT telehealth solutions aimed at providing charts and graphs of a user's progress.

Keeping track of personal health and fitness programs is a central aspect of IoT telehealth solutions. Extending and building connected apps for smart devices such as the Wahoo Balance Scale, allows users and telehealth professionals to collect and sort bioinformatic data for assessing preventative health behaviors, remote monitoring, and diagnosis. Information can be reviewed by health professionals in real-time, remotely, and as a supplement to doctor visits.

Application architecture in the IoT ecosystem aggregates information from multiple devices and form factors which is enabling new user experiences to connected devices, sensors, gadgets and wearables. With the Appmethod software development platform, developers can rapidly build natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile and desktop devices, sensors, gadgets, wearables, cloud services, and data.

IoT telehealth solutions such as the Wahoo Balance Scale are enabling biometric data to be stored in the cloud so that data from different devices can be collated providing 'observations of daily living' (ODL) and a holistic view of health. This not only helps improve the day-to-day health of individuals, but it also has the potential to save lives with real-time monitoring and reporting of critical health issues. Forms of ODL biometric data include, heart rate, sleeping patterns, level of exercise, blood pressure and glucose levels, transmission of pictures/audio/video, metrics for depression, obesity, and arthritis etc. The Wahoo Scale is one of many emerging new telehealth devices that can communicate with a connected app created using Appmethod.

Building Connected Apps for the Wahoo Scale using Appmethod
For a demo showcasing how to build connected apps with the Wahoo Balance Scale, visit the Appmethod Blog.

About the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase"
Embarcadero is highlighting the benefits that Appmethod delivers to developers who want to create apps for the myriad new IoT devices available in the market, including wearables, devices, gadgets, sensors and cloud services. Among the IoT devices featured to date in the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase" are the Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband, Emotiv EPOC, AR.Drone, Moto 360 Smartwatch, Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor, and Google Glass.

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About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit