Samsung Electronics Unveils Samsung Health Stack 1.0 – Samsung Global Newsroom

Samsung Electronics Unveils Samsung Health Stack 1.0 – Samsung Global Newsroom

Samsung Electronics Unveils Samsung Health Stack 1.0 – Samsung Global Newsroom

Samsung Aims to Build and Expand Healthcare Biomarker R&D Ecosystem with Samsung Health Stack 1.0, Announced at HIMSS 2023

Samsung Electronics today announced Samsung Health Stack 1.0, a breakthrough in digital health research, at the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2023, held April 17-21 in Chicago.

Developed by Samsung Research and Samsung Research America,1 Samsung Health Stack is an all-in-one open-source project that facilitates digital health research by allowing researchers to easily build apps, backends, and analytics tools for wearable devices based on the operating systems Android and Wear OS.

Advances in smartphones and wearable devices have the potential to revolutionize healthcare research and the development of data-driven biomarkers. However, using these devices for research purposes often requires new mobile health applications and services. This forces medical researchers to invest a lot of time and money in areas that may be unfamiliar to them, creating barriers to scaling up innovative technologies.

Samsung has developed the Samsung Health Stack to help overcome these obstacles. The application SDK included in the project,2 the web portal and backend system simplify building the system, allowing researchers to focus on their research. Developers can quickly and easily build the necessary applications, while participants can rest assured that the data they provide is handled securely.3

“The Samsung Health Stack, which aims to facilitate and secure the acquisition of digital health data, will reduce the barriers between medical researchers and digital technology experts, serving as the basis for innovation in the health industry. technology,” said Yunsu Lee, Vice President and Head of Data Intelligence Team at Samsung Electronics. “By promoting the development of digital health services, we hope to ultimately improve the quality of life of people around the world. We also hope that Samsung Health Stack, being an open-source project, will be useful to many people in the field, and we welcome the participation of interested developers and researchers.

When conducting studies with wearable devices on conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, Samsung Health Stack allows researchers to simplify the data collection process by entering only relevant information into the web portal.

Applications developed with the App SDK can support frequent communication between researchers and participants, leading to better research results. Speeding up the process can allow researchers to undertake more varied and proactive healthcare projects, helping to create an environment in which consumers can enjoy healthier lives.

Since unveiling an alpha version at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2022, Samsung has steadily advanced the Samsung Health Stack, releasing the beta version in March this year. HIMSS 2023 attendees will have the chance to preview version 1.0, which is scheduled for release in June.

Samsung Health Stack 1.0 improves alpha research introduction, participant onboarding, portable data collection and basic survey functions, and its security and stability have been improved for more reliability in real health care research. In addition to supporting basic data collection, Samsung Health Stack 1.0 offers an activity task feature that tracks clinical participants’ progress on specific research-related tasks. The survey function, which allows researchers to acquire data directly from participants, has also been enhanced with a dynamic survey function that can reflect the purpose of the research and the intentions of the researchers based on the responses of the participants. participants, allowing follow-up action to be taken afterwards. .

By improving the usability of research management tools, Samsung Health Stack 1.0 allows researchers to focus more on research design. It also provides several methods to offer attendees relevant information to minimize delays. The documentation provided to developers has also been significantly improved to make it easier to build search systems.

Visitors to Samsung’s booth at HIMSS 2023 can experience the new features of Samsung Health Stack through a mobile application created using the App SDK. They can also experience the process of healthcare research and data collection with wearables using the mobile app, built-in wearables, and web portal. Researchers who have contributed to the development of Samsung Health Stack will be present at the booth to explain usage methods and technical details.

Although it is still in its early stages as an open source project, many healthcare companies are planning to use Samsung Health Stack. Startups such as SALTED4 and versatile doctors5 collect data for research purposes and have considered using that data to provide health services. It is expected that the Samsung Health Stack will be used in various fields in the future.

1 Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics’ advanced R&D center, leads the development of future technologies for the company’s Device eXperience (DX) division.
2 Visit for more information and download.
3 Samsung Health Stack provides data management features to ensure data segregation and storage, encryption and anonymization.
4 Provides digital insoles and applicable services; has been working with Samsung since 2022. Visit for more information.
5 Provides digital therapeutic solutions to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy; has been working with Samsung since 2022. Visit for more information.


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