Vancouver’s Mio Global will be previewing the Mio SLICE activity tracker at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a device that will function with a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) platform and app.
Mio Global claims that keeping your PAI score above 100 can increase your lifespan by 10 years and “provide maximum protection from lifestyle diseases.”
While the SLICE does count steps and distance, its most important metric is resting heart rate, which is a more important indicator of overall cardiovascular fitness.
“Even with all the personal data you can collect these days on your health and fitness, until now, there’s never been a standard for how active you personally need to be in order to stay healthy,” said Liz Dickinson, CEO of Mio Global. “We hope to inspire and educate health-conscious and fitness-minded individuals by offering a new, more personalized metric to achieve goals based on their own unique physiology.”
The PAI score, rather than prescribing a “one size fits all” instruction along the lines of walking 10,000 steps, is a new metric based on the HUNT study, which monitored 60,000 individuals in Norway from 1984 to 2008, eventually linking their health outcomes to activity levels.
“PAI is the most relevant index for measuring whether your activity level is sufficient to achieve maximum health benefits,” said Ulrik Wisløff, Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “Managing your PAI score helps you to reduce your risk of lifestyle-related diseases. Put simply, it helps you live healthier for longer.”
Each person’s personalized PAI score takes into account age, gender, resting heart rate, and maximum heart rate.
The Mio PAI app will be available in January, while the SLICE will be available to the public later in 2016, retailing for $99.
Mio Global will be exhibiting at booth No. 74321 on the Tech West Sands Expo/Venetian show floor.