BodyMedia is a medical and consumer technology company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1999, BodyMedia develops wearable body monitoring systems. In April 2013, BodyMedia was acquired by Jawbone for over US$100,000,000.
|Industry||Technology, Weight Management, Health Care|
|Founder||John Stivoric (CTO)
|Christine Robins (CEO)
John Stivoric (CTO)
Jay Katarincic (Chairman)
Number of employees
Wearable device and machine learning expertise
BodyMedia staff published some of the first research on wearability of devices in 1998  and detecting activity context using accelerometers in 1999  at the 2nd and 3rd IEEE sponsored International Symposium on Wearable Computers. The BodyMedia informatics group made available a large anonymised human physiology data set for the 2004 International Conference on Machine Learning, running a Machine Learning Challenge. They published about their very large data set and data modeling methodology at the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence conference in 2011  winning the IAAI Deployed Application award.
Between 2001 and 2005, BodyMedia provided healthcare professionals with metabolic assessment and behavioral therapy solutions for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and CVD. BodyMedia have been used in hundreds of clinical studies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies BodyMedia as a Class II Medical Device.
BodyMedia was demonstrated to be accurate in comparison to the doubly labeled water method for measuring energy expenditure per day. The mean absolute-percent difference per-person per-day in Kcalories was less than 10%.The clinical and research software and armband are marketed under the “SenseWear” brand.
BodyMedia sells consumer software product that works with their armband hardware since 2001. A consumer web site using BodyMedia armbands is also branded and run in the USA by “Dot Fit”. In the UK a consumer web site is branded and run by “Ki Performance”.
- "Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia For Over $100 Million To Give It An Edge In Wearable Health Tracking". TechCrunch. 30 April 2014.
- "Design For Wearability".
- "Wearable sensor badge and sensor jacket for context awareness".
- "ICML competition and workshop on Physiological Data Modeling".
- "Machine Learning and Sensor Fusion for Estimating Continuous Energy Expenditure".
- "BodyMedia Bibliography List". BodyMedia. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- "Accuracy of armband monitors for measuring daily energy expenditure in healthy adults". PubMed.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2012.