If you already have a Bluetooth-enabled scale in your bathroom or a fitness tracker strapped to your wrist, you already know that the main function of personal health technology has been to collect information on how your body is functioning. Olive Healthcare, an AI-focused healthcare software startup, wants to add belly fat to the dashboard of physical metrics you can track.
Olive bills its brand-new Bello
, just introduced at CES and on Indiegogo now, as “the world’s first portable digital belly fat scanner.” It’s a handheld device that uses near-infrared technology to provide an accurate measurement of abdominal fat by directly scanning the lipids around your midsection. This method is more accurate than the approximation provided by scales that estimate body fat percentage.
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