As I was reading through google reader, trying to catch up on articles, I came across this one about the HappyHR. After I read this, alarm bells went on in my head how this could be very abused, especially for those with eating disorders and chronic dieters. Basically, the HappyHR is a device which counts calories 24/7, including in your sleep! It is touted as "a fitness monitoring and management" device which the creators hope to extend to health applications for glucose and respiratory monitoring.
I think this is kind of scary. It doesn't say its accuracy, but how much concern is that really? It's just the point that there are people out there creating tools to determine how many calories you expend each and every minute of the day. It's not like we need another tool to add to society's obsession with numbers or as a way of measuring up, determining our worth. Seriously, what are people thinking?
I know I'm ranting here, but do other people see the pitfalls of this technology?