Personal Health Devices

These devices are designed to track an individual’s health and fitness information, such as heartrate, sleep patterns, and walking steps. In order to record this information, they contain accelerometers, gyroscopes, and GPS technologies, and are able to store up to 7 days of minute-by-minute data, or daily totals for up to 30 days (in the case of Fitbit). These devices can transfer the information wirelessly (via Bluetooth or wifi), to smartphone applications, or to one’s home computer.

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Fitness Equipment

Many new treadmills and exercise bikes are manufactured with a web-enabled tablet computer, enabling the user to browse the internet or stream television shows while they exercise. Peloton Cycle, for example, produces a stationary bike with a camera that allows users to communicate with fitness instructors using an interface similar to a Skype or FaceTime. This exercise machine includes 16 GB internal flash storage which stores activity information, such as the classes taken, distance ridden,

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Medical Devices

Some medical devices may provide evidence for an investigation, such as insulin pumps or pacemakers. These devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated and even allow the user to monitor activity via a smart phone or tablet. Remote monitoring will prove very useful for patients, but can also provide crucial information for investigations, such as heart rate or blood sugar levels, which may inform officers on an individual’s pattern of life activities.

  • Examples: Insulin pumps,

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