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IoT Healthcare: Revolutionary Tracker Uses Wearable for Invictus Games Athletes and Veterans

By Ken Briodagh October 23, 2017

The Invictus Games recently took place in Toronto, Canada, and the U.S. Team sported a new wearable technology that combines the benefits of a phone and a fitness tracker with real time health and wellness insights. Customized specifically for the event by Revolutionary Tracker, a company that makes wearable solutions for consumer and commercial applications, and featuring Samsung wearable technologies, the solution offers benefits to the wearer and the people in their support communities.

“Our mission is to develop customized integrated wearable solutions for underserved communities with specialized requirements and highly critical needs. We believe that precision-focused innovation that is relevant can make a real, transformative difference in people's daily lives,” said Carrie Schwarz, CEO, Revolutionary Tracker. “Our collaboration with Samsung, and integration with its Gear S3 wearable and GearUp technology, allows us to draw from a cutting-edge data platform providing crucial real-time insights.”

The Invictus Games uses adaptive sports to help wounded warriors in their recovery. Revolutionary Tracker provided an integrated solution using Samsung Gear S3 wearables and GearUp API services platform alongside its communication and location ecosystem, which was designed to give the U.S. team, coaches and managers connectivity, real-time location awareness, and health & wellness insights using onboard heart rate sensors and activity tracking.

Revolutionary Tracker provides a platform developed through a collaboration of technology professionals with diverse expertise in cellular communications and geospatial engineering. The solution uses a customized Samsung Gear S3 wearable, which was provided to ninety warrior athletes and coaches who used the platform to leverage a series of dynamic displays and alerts designed for the event. It is powered by the joining of Revolutionary Tracker’s framework and Samsung’s wearable API platform, GearUp, to deliver real-time health intelligence, geo-location for improved safety, and notification task alerts and hands-free calling.

“We are excited to collaborate with Revolutionary Tracker to empower these heroic athletes and coaches at the Invictus 2017 with the latest wearable solutions,” said Nitesh Jain, Head of Digital Health and Wearable Services, Samsung Electronics America. “By joining together Revolutionary Tracker's platform and GearUp, we are able to equip these Warrior Athletes with innovative technology that provides new ways to improve health, productivity and safety for this year’s games.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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