The Bluetooth standards body today added support for two specific data types in the Bluetooth 4.0 specification: The Health Thermometer Profile and the Heart Rate Profile. This will give rise to wireless devices that can help monitor and send health information from wearable sensors to smartphones and central monitoring systems, proving that Bluetooth still has legs. Expectations for such health devices are high, predicted to be a $2.1 billion industry by the end of this year and worth $9.3 billion by 2014.
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