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About BodyMedia

BodyMedia develops wearable, fashionable body monitors that record and transmit a variety of physiological data to the company's website. When consumers enter BodyMedia's secure site, their personal physiological data is displayed in an extremely user-friendly format, enabling them to set, track and meet their health goals.BodyMedia will market and sell both body monitoring products and subscriptions to the website directly to consumers. However, BodyMedia will derive the majority of its revenue from business-to-business partnerships by building co-branded and/or private-labeled consumer products and Internet services for industries such as: fitness centers, .com health portals, sportswear, weight loss, employee wellness programs, healthcare monitoring, consumer electronics, etc. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In April 2013, BodyMedia was acquired by Jawbone. The valuation of BodyMedia was over $100 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

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420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard Suite 1900

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222,

United States


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Expert Collections containing BodyMedia

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

BodyMedia is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Wearable Computing.


Wearable Computing

422 items

Wearable computing is broadly defined as companies developing devices worn or placed on the body that are equipped with technology, which can range from wearable medical devices to AR/VR headsets to GPS pet collars.


Fitness Tech

1,344 items

This Collection includes startups developing software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness, including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.


Smart Home & Consumer Electronics

1,234 items

This Collection includes companies developing smart home devices, wearables, home electronics, and other consumer electronics.


Health Monitoring & Diagnostics

464 items

Companies developing wearable health monitoring solutions (human health only). Companies tagged as #Wearables (*note: this tag may also apply to companies outside the scope of this collection)

BodyMedia Patents

BodyMedia has filed 137 patents.

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Remote sensing, Emotion, Web hosting, Physiology, Biblical criticism


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Latest BodyMedia News

Monitoring health, wellness and fitness via wearable devices: Key Neurotech Patent #29

Mar 13, 2017

7,261,690. Today we are sharing a fascinating 2007 patent assigned to Bodymedia. (As mentioned , we are featuring a foundational  Pervasive Neurotech  patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 7,261,690: Apparatus for monitoring health, wellness and fitness. Assignee(s): Bodymedia, Inc. Inventor(s): Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John L. Moss, Craig B. Liden Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring Issue Date: August 28, 2007 SharpBrains’ Take: The ‘690 patent discloses an apparatus for monitoring human health and wellness, including mental health elements, through a wearable device with physiological and contextual (environmental) sensors. Software derives caloric expenditure data from these sensors, which may be displayed along with physiological and environmental data to the user in physical and mental applications, as shown in the illustrative image above. The independent claim element deriving “caloric expenditure” may present a design around for competitive products seeking to offer similar value propositions in the quantified-self fitness space. Nevertheless, the combination of wearable sensor data with mental wellness software, along with the significant forward citations, large number of claims (146) and extensive specification (including 17 pages of written material and 18 illustration sheets) were among the factors that contributed to deeming the ‘690 patent as a key non-invasive neurotechnology patent. Abstract: A detecting, monitoring and reporting apparatus includes at least two sensors for facilitating the generation of data indicative of physiological parameters of the individual and/or data indicative of a contextual parameters of the individual. A processor is coupled to the sensors and is adapted to generate at least one of derived data from at least a portion of the data indicative of physiological parameters and analytical status data from at least a portion of at least one of the data indicative of physiological parameters, the data indicative of contextual parameters, the derived data and the analytical status data. A memory retrievably stores the data and one of various ways of transmitting the data is provided. Illustrative Claim 32. An apparatus for detecting, monitoring and reporting human status information, comprising a sensor device including: at least two sensors selected from the group consisting of physiological sensors and contextual sensors, said sensors generating data of a first parameter and a second parameter of an individual and said sensors generating data during non-sedentary activities, wherein said first and second parameters are produced by at least one of said individual’s body and the environment adjacent to said individual’s body; and at least one of a computing device and a processor in electronic communication with said sensor device, said at least one of a computing device and processor generating derived data based on said data of a first parameter and a second parameter, said derived data comprising a third parameter of said individual, said third parameter being an individual status parameter that cannot be directly detected by any of said at least two sensors and said third parameter comprises caloric expenditure data. To learn more about market data, trends and leading companies in the digital brain health space –digital platforms for brain/ cognitive assessment, monitoring and enhancement– check out this market report . To learn more about our analysis of 10,000+ patent filings, check out this IP & innovation neurotech report . Share this:

BodyMedia Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was BodyMedia founded?

    BodyMedia was founded in 1999.

  • Where is BodyMedia's headquarters?

    BodyMedia's headquarters is located at 420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh.

  • What is BodyMedia's latest funding round?

    BodyMedia's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did BodyMedia raise?

    BodyMedia raised a total of $47.2M.

  • Who are the investors of BodyMedia?

    Investors of BodyMedia include Jawbone, Draper Triangle Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Ascension Ventures, Comcast Ventures and 8 more.

  • Who are BodyMedia's competitors?

    Competitors of BodyMedia include Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Withings, FitnessKeeper, Jawbone and 7 more.

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