100 Cyclists To Trek Across Europe Decked Out In Wearable Health Monitors

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | August 2, 2013

After BenJarvus Green-Ellis, then of the New England Patriots, wore a specialized chin strap from Battle Sports Science to measure how hard he was hit during Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012, MobiHealthNews described the presence of mobile health as “stealthy.” During a grueling cycling tour in Europe planned for September, the technology will be front and center.

As many as 100 riders will be pedaling for nearly two weeks from Brussels, Belgium, to Barcelona, Spain, in the first-ever mHealth Grand Tour, meant to highlight how mobile technologies can help fight diabetes. About three dozen riders, some with type 1 diabetes, will wear Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitors – a premarket product launched at 2013 International CES – as well as Zephyr BioHarness sensors to capture their heart rate and other vital signs.