3 of 11Image
Microsoft continues its patent dominance, garnering 45 new patents on May 22nd. Here is Diary-Free Calorimeter, US Patent 8,182,424. It discloses an indirect calorimeter that estimates nutritional caloric intake by periodically monitoring weight and sensing physical exercise, which can then be used in a calorimetry model derived from regression analysis of a population. The patent also discloses that a strap-on user device for tracking exercise can detect one or more of heart rate, body temperature, skin resistance, motion/acceleration, velocity, and an intelligent, integrated exercise machine.