CEO Sameer Sontakey on ESPN Radio

With our launch date approaching, we’re excited to start talking more about Biostrap and how it will revolutionize the way people understand their health.

Last week, our CEO, Sameer Sontakey, was interviewed on ESPN 1000’s Sports Medicine Weekly show, where he discussed the launching of Biostrap, the future of sensors in our daily lives, and the benefits of insightful biometric data.

Sports Medicine Weekly is hosted by Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole, serving as a resource for fitness, nutrition, injury and treatment information in the sports world. Biostrap’s unique ability to quantify our body’s everyday activities makes it a compelling device for fitness enthusiasts and SMW’s audience.

You can listen to the interview here, or read our main takeaways below:

1. Two core benefits of Biostrap

When asked what features set Biostrap apart from its wearable competitors, Sameer listed the two points we are consistently discussing here: full body activity classification and deep biometric insights.

With two sensors, Biostrap can record and recognize more than twice as much data as average wearables. Users are able to use the biometric data to see the physiological changes in their body. Users can unlock total health classifying and comparing that information over each activity and workout.

2. “We want to put more sensors on your body.”

Musing on the role clinical sensors will play in the future of health and wellness, Dr. Cole and Sameer both agreed that we’re quickly moving towards the ability to understand total health—more sensors and more data helping us understand how our bodies are acting and responding every day.

The future of more sensors is quickly becoming a reality. Many companies have already begun developing wearable technology for more than just health and fitness—there’s everything from socks for infants and smart suits for businessmen and women.

3. How much is too much Information

On hearing that Biostrap can measure each one of your heartbeats for over 29 different parameters, Dr. Cole questioned whether there is such a thing as too much data. At what point does biometric data become unpalatable for the consumer market?

To combat this, the mobile app that rounds out Biostrap’s health platform delivers health data that users can quickly consume, no matter their level of expertise. By focusing on a few key metrics—heart rate variability, blood oxygen saturation, and resting heart rate—Biostrap users can draw meaningful conclusions from their biometric data.

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