Mattison just encouraged developers to help with health apps--he didn't give a sales pitch for Samsung. Now Hong is back, saying that smartphones and smartwatches will play major roles in health ecosystem.
He's mentioning the Gear VR, which lets you use a Galaxy Note 4 phone to power an Oculus-type headset, and saying it will play a role in health as well.
Samsung's Ram Fish is onstage to talk about the "Voice of the Body," a concept which Samsung introduced at a health-related event earlier this year.
He says there's lots of things we don't know about the future of health technology, but "there is one thing we do know. We won't succeed if we do it alone." It will require collaboration. Samsung has introduced Simband and Simsense, reference designs for health wearable technologies.
Developers can apply to get a Simband, starting today.
Here's Dr. Luc Julia, VP of Innovation for Samsung Electronics.
"When we talk about health, let's talk about data, so we can better listen to the body."
Here's Jean-Marc Zimmerman of Babolat VS, which makes tennis racquets. (They're going through folks kinda quickly in this keynote.) Video about a tennis racquet which collects data about your play over time.
Zimmerman says they've been working on this racquet for ten years. Since tennis isn't as popular with young folks as it once was, they've added features to make it more fun.
They shot tennis balls at the audience, and the folks who caught them get free racquets.
Here's Eric Anderson, general manager of smart home for Samsung.
He says smart homes are going to be the next big opportunity. 78 percent of people know about the products but only 12 percent own one.
And is discussing Samsung's acquisition of SmartThings, which makes a sort of universal networking system for smart-home products, which Anderson says will remain completely open.
Consumers are moving towards a do-it-yourself model for smart-home products, and care about data privacy, he says.
Samsung playing up Tizen sets it up to be less dependent on Google's Android as a fundamental piece of its platform.
"Stay tuned, and please stay connected." Here's Alex Hawkinson, founder of SmartThings.
Hawkinson says that SmartThings joined with Samsung because they shared a belief in an open approach to platforms.
Hawkinson says Samsung wants to make the world programmable, and is explaining how he started SmartThings after his pipes burst at home and he didn't know about it.
And now he's stepping us through how SmartThings works, with a hub which coordinates communications with devices, and a cloud service.
And he's talking about the SmartThings phone app, which is a remote control for all the stuff the platform can control.
He's explaining what developers can do with SmartThings' platform. (So far, this really is a developer conference, rather than a consumer event masquerading as one.)
Hawkinson says that when consumers get SmartThings they double the number of smart devices in their home and really use them.
Hawkinson says that all Samsung products will be integrated with Samsung moving forward.
Now they're doing a demo involving telling a light to turn on when you open the door.
And the app knows if you're not at home--if someone else opens your door, it plays a recording of barking dogs over a Sonos system.
Video playing showing more home automation tricks you can perform with SmartThings and various Samsung products.
"Everybody's been thinking about what the smart home means, what a smart hospital might mean...now it's all possible...what's your definition of smart? I can't wait to find out."
Pranav Mistry, VP of research at Samsung, is taking the stage. "Let me start with wearables."
Talking about the Gear S smartwatch with built-in cellular. "S stands for standalone."